I’m not a procrastinator. I just find more interesting things to do and other stuff gets shoved aside in nice, neat organized piles. Like colonoscopy appointments. Not as fun, right?
Can anyone relate?
Now I totally realize this is going to be a colorful piece and this topic is somewhat taboo due to the gross factor. Can’t run from it, though, pun not intended.
If you don’t have a family history of and/or colon health problems most general practitioners advise that you can wait until you’re 50 to have a colonoscopy. The reality is that you should be considering these things in your mid 30's and early 40's. Colon issues aren’t age-biased. NOTE: Many doctors also offer what is best referred to as a “poop test” in lieu of a colonoscopy. It’s the easy way out…don’t do it. You can have a perfect score and still have underlying colon issues...the test is far from 100% accurate.
As a young lady whose been through this whole exploratory circus more than once (and has another one scheduled the day before Thanksgiving...the universe hates me), I figured my currently not-so-humble thoughts could help first timers.
The Big Test
The Joy of Prepping
The Happy Day Has Arrived!
After the Circus
Meals for the Next 24-48 Hours
So, it’s time to put on your big girl/boy pants and schedule your first colonoscopy...especially if you've been putting it off and putting it off!
Despite the kickback I'll get from some people who know me and will be totally embarrassed to call me their family/friend, it’s so worth it to put this info on the Great Blogsphere. Helping people is always worth it.