Dave Barry: A Journey into My Colon, and Yours

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My doctor has mentioned to me that since I reach the dreaded 50 this year, it is time to discuss a colonoscopy.  Ewwwww. 

I don’t want a colonoscopy for my birthday.  I’d rather have chocolate cake and jewelry.  Or a pony.  I never got a pony for my birthday when I was a kid, and I figure it’s high time for one.   *sigh*  Maybe it would be better to have something that didn’t crap all over and eat the flowers.  Okay, I’ll take a bicycle instead.

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    Robert D said,

    Well That does not encourage me one bit. I will confess I didn’t read it all. 17,000 feet was enough for me, then came the MoviPrep….. 😐

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    swampie said,

    Yeah, the space shuttle analogy was the killer for me. Swampman also said that the description of the taste was far too kind.

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    Laura said,

    Just a heads up – I came across this blog. I am 21 years old and have already had 3 colonoscopies. I got a colonoscopy last Christmas and I’m having surgery this Christmas. Get over yourself and get it done.

    There are worse things in the world then a colonoscopy… if you’re already 50, you’ve probably lived through something worse than this.

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    kc said,

    Well, I’m 53 & have had 3 colonoscopies – I’d have a mammogram every week if it would avoid another one for me, but hey, it sure keeps me humble! I have a wonderful friend who’s trying to be the tech at my next one! My father died of colon cancer when he was 59. I don’t plan to. But it’s a DAMN funny thing to talk about with others, who walk through all our OTHER fears with us, too. Helps to gain some sense of sanity over squeamishness.

    I’ll add you to my prayers.

    Maybe after your surgery you can locate your sense of humour.

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    swampie said,

    Well, 21 year olds always know everything–except a sense of humor.

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    Robert D said,

    Good luck Laura. You’re way too young to have to be going through that. Some of us older folks like to whistle past the graveyard.


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