First, let me shout out a huge thank you to all of you who left comments, sent text messages and Facebook encouragement wishing me well during my colonoscopy screening!

 

Secondly, I’m blessed to share that my colon was given a clean bill of health!  So, thankfully I won’t have to endure this process for another five years.

The day of my colonoscopy! March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

All went well for the day, other than my stomach thought my mouth had gone on strike.  I chose to go to work the morning of and simply walk over the the GI Lab when it was time for my testing. The hubs met me there to speak to the doctor afterwards and drive me home.

Everything was ready for me when I arrived.

The sexy gown and comfy fine linens 😉

The IV was next.

Then I waited until it was my turn.  And what else would a blogger like myself choose to do while I wait? Are you surprised that I took a katrillion pictures of myself….trying to be sneaky and hoping one of the nurses wouldn’t walk past my curtain and see this crazy woman taking pictures of herself?!

I didn’t wait long before I was rolled to the exam room.  And you know I desperately wanted to take pictures while I was getting hooked up to all the monitors, but I knew for sure the nurse would have probably wheeled me up to the Psych Unit if I would have asked to take pictures!  So I lay there and cooperated like a real patient and soon drifted off into a coma to sleep.

My fullest intention was to have the hubby take pictures of me while I was recovering, but honestly I’ve never felt so drugged, wasted or stupefied in my entire life.  I don’t remember much except begging them to please just let me lay there and sleep.  I mean really, I had only been there for a few hours and I understand they have their own families to go home to, but they could have gone on home and left me there sleeping and I wouldn’t have minded at all.  But they finally had to call in the big guns (aka the husband) to deal with me  wake me and eventually take me home.

Did you know?

Did you know that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month?

Did you know that among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon or rectum—is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Colorectal cancer also is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States.

Did you know it is estimated that as many as 60% of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented if all men and women aged 50 years or older were screened routinely. {info source}

Do you know someone in your family who needs screening?

Do you yourself need screening?

 

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