Julie Kemp Pick
Actually it's crack up. I'll never forget my first colonoscopy. I scheduled a double whammy; an endoscopy which is a tube going down your throat, and a colonoscope enters through another orifice. I was looking forward to a nice restful sleep during both procedures, but it didn't go exactly as planned.
After the nurses started my IV, I thought I would instantly pass out. Instead, I was advised to view the monitor on my left, while the gastroenterologist went to work. Suddenly, I was watching a movie and my colon was the star. I usually enjoy eating popcorn at the movies, but thought it best not to ask. The doctor decided to give me the colonoscopy first, and I was hardly in a position to argue.
The doctor discovered a very large polyp, but I was extremely lucky that it was detected early before it would become cancerous. Afterward, the doctor handed me a picture ; a souvenir of a journey through my colon. This experience sounds like a great idea for a ride at Epcot Center, only this ride may have saved my life.
A to Z Blogging Challenge
You managed to turn a horrific experience into something amusing. God forbid they should put us out of our misery before they start these procedures.ReplyDelete
I remember my first and only colon. It took me a few years to get up the nerve to do it and when I was rolled into the room the doctor asked me if I had any questions. I had just one. Can you make it so I don't feel or remember this next 30 minutes. He said he could and he was true to his word. Next time I am going to see if they can do the same thing for the prep.ReplyDelete
An experience I've never had - and I loved your sense of humor as you played tour guide. Bravo! :)ReplyDelete
Was there butter on the popcornReplyDelete
mybabyjohn - Thanks for the kind words. Actually the good thing about having a local anesthetic is that you're able to leave sooner, and go off to a nice breakfast.ReplyDelete
Elaine - Great idea about being out of it for the prep!
Welcome Jeffrey! Glad you found me. After reading about your life experiences, this will be a walk in the park for you!
I have such admiration for people who can turn potential horror and mortification into a hilarious blog post! :-) Oh . . but i don't think I would want to watch any medical procedure; I'd close my eyes.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog.
The ride should be called the Colon Worm Hole. LampChopReplyDelete
Anonymous - Plain popcorn-maybe some Sno Caps mixed in if the kids are with me.ReplyDelete
Rachel - Thank you - you are quite funny too!
Lambchop - Good one!
Have had 3, but was "out" for all of it.....thank God....ReplyDelete
Oh my! That would have been an experience I would have wanted to sleep though. Sounds uncomfortable. Glad it saved your life, you've got the right attitude!ReplyDelete
Ooh, both at the same time?! I had an endoscopy and that was bad enough. I'm glad everything worked out well for you though.ReplyDelete
Constant Care = Celebration! LRKReplyDelete
Visiting you for the A to Z Challenge. Love this colonoscopy post. I just had my second, which I (mostly) blissfully slept through. They found a large polyp and removed it. I declined the doc's offer of a pic!ReplyDelete
My first I was awake for.
I prefer the nap!
Sometimes we have to go through tough times so we don't have to go through tougher ones.ReplyDelete