A couple of years ago, I had my first colonoscopy. It was a routine event, and happened just because I had reached that “age” when it was recommended by my doctor. So, I drank the huge bottle of camel slobber, and quite literally, went about my business. It wasn’t all that bad, really. Actually, not too much different than when I eat shrimp and drink Bloody Marys in the same meal…TOO MUCH INFORMATION! I apologize–I digress…
Because I am
somewhat a huge chicken, the nurse graciously offered to give me a knock you out dose of foo-foo juice, which would send me happily off into la-la land. With hubs at my side to support me, I heard her ask him his name. She wanted to write his name on my wrist band so that she would know who to call in the waiting room when the procedure was finished. And just before I floated off into a drug induced nap, I heard my smart-assed husband reply,
“Just write ‘Christian Grey!'”
In what seemed like only seconds (anesthesia works like that, you know) I found myself awakening in a room filled with chuckling people.
So you see, for about a day’s worth of preparatory pain in the ass, you too can find the humor in your colonoscopy. It’s really not that big of a deal, and at least in my case, makes for a great story.So why, oh why, am I choosing to tell you about my colonoscopy??? Because at this very minute, my best friend is sitting in a waiting room at the hospital while the surgeons remove a mass from her husband’s colon. All signs are hopeful that it will not be malignant. It could have turned into a huge problem. But he was a big boy and went and had the colonoscopy which very well may have saved his life.
So I would encourage you to do yourself a favor, and schedule the appointment that you most likely have been putting it off. Have some fun with it! Just imagine how awesome it is to wake up to someone telling you…