Nothing funny today…just some words of advice. Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths. If you act properly, by getting a regular colonoscopy, six out of every ten deaths can be avoided. I got mine yesterday, and I’m here to tell you a few things:
- Everyone gets polyps. It’s when you don’t discover them early and treat them that they develop into cancer.
- Everyone bitches about the prep. That’s because they haven’t done it lately. The stuff they used to make you drink…64 ounces of (basically) liquid chalk has been replaced. I drank two 32 oz. bottles of grape G2 Gatorade (G2 because I’m diabetic) and mixed in unflavored MiraLax powder in both of them. All I could taste was the Gatorade.
- Everyone bitches about the frequent bathroom visits. Nothing you can do about that….you’re taking copious amounts of laxatives. Buck up, Buttercup.
- Everyone fears the procedure…..DON’T. About 10 seconds after I got the “juice”, I was out. Never felt a thing….and no after effects, either. All I got was a REALLY nice nap.
So…when the Doc tells you it’s time….DO IT! It ain’t no big thang….but it very well could save your life.