I know everyone is put off by the idea of a colonoscopy. But for me this is one test I’m not skipping. No one ever wants cancer of any kind, but this one is a particular fear of mine. So I’m all for prevention.
I couldn’t eat for a day and a half. Not fun, but no big deal. The prep I had to drink didn’t taste bad, through I wouldn’t recommend it as something to sip on. I never felt sick on my stomach, I never had cramps, I just needed to go and I went. By the morning of the test I was as relaxed as could be. The hard part was completely over for me. I went in, put on the lovely hospital gown, spoke with the doctor and the anesthesiologist and they rolled me into the procedure room and told me to get comfortable on my left side.
The next thing I knew it was over and the nurse was offering me some apple juice. That’s it. They found two small polyps, removed them and a half hour later the nurse walked me down to Nick and we came home. I spent the afternoon napping and eating anything I wanted.
For goodness sakes don’t fear this test. It was a piece of cake. Most people only have to have it once every ten years. With our family history I take it ever five and it does feel good to know I’m good for now! Next month is my mammogram! See I’m getting out of the house – go me!