If I told you that I was excited about a medical procedure would you even believe me? I know you’re going to be shaking your
head but after you reach the age of 50 your doctor will probably be recommending and strongly recommending that you get something
called a colonoscopy. Yes, I am a bit excited. In fact, in a few minutes, I begin the process followed by the procedure tomorrow.
This will be my second colonoscopy and I am optimistic for a number of reasons. First of all, this is a potentially life-saving
procedure. Should the doc find a growth, he will remove it and have it tested. You may have heard that life begins and ends in
the colon. With me it’s all about peace of mind. I prefer not to worry when with a simple test I can know for sure.
Now, how do these colonoscopies work? Honestly, it is a relatively simple procedure. I start with a couple of Dulcolax followed
by a bottle of solution and 48 ounces of water. At 3 a.m. tomorrow morning, I’ll do another bottle of solution and another 48 ounces
of water. Then, off to the doctor’s office I go. An IV will be inserted followed by propofol for sedation. Let me tell you.
Propofol is great medicine. I will know absolutely nothing about the procedure. Before I know, it is over. That is as simple
as it is. In fact, the worst part of any colonoscopy is the prep before you do before you get to the doctor’s office.
Please may I strongly encourage you to get your colonoscopy. Let the doctor take care of any issues now versus later.
Have a great rest of the day, a great evening and I will give you an update tomorrow. Expecting great success.