Ok, I’ve been off the blog for a while but no more. I am back on this thing weekly. Sadly, I’m learning that there is just so much stuff that people are too embarrassed or scared to talk about. Really? Well, then I’ll do it and you can chime in.
For example…had my 3rd colonoscopy on Friday. FYI-that is when a doctor goes up yer ‘anal party’ with a camera looking for cancer. We have intestinal cancer in the family so my brother and I go every two years. They find pre-cancerous polyps every year. 4 for me this year, which is up.
Yep, totally unsexy and ick. I get it. But these things save lives so I lose all ego or ickness when it comes to them. They put a 6 ft tube with a camera on it up yer ‘where-the-sun-dont-shine’. And the day before you take some nasty stuff that puts you on the throne for HOURS. Sexy? Hell no. Life saving? Hell yes. Truth is, anal/colon/intestinal cancer is nasty, painful, and has few symptoms until it’s too late.
To be honest, I don’t mind the event now. I HATE the IV (I’m vago-vasal and pass out a bit with needles) but once they put the lovely sedative in yer arm, you are off to la-la land. I don’t remember a thing. My brother watches it on a screen. You can tell yer doc how much you want. You don’t have to be awake for it if you don’t want.
The point: be responsible and get yerself checked. Mamograms at 40, colonoscopies at 45 (although many say 50, or 40 with history). These screens are here to save your life. And yes, maybe a little awkward (I signed an autograph for my doc’s daughter), but so what? It’s his/her job to go up your bum….he’s seen a million of them. I didn’t shave nor did I get to shower before said event. WHATEVER.
Yer body is a fragile little piece of machinery. Ask your family about cancer (it is incredibly genetic), and keep an eye on it. Gals, boob tests in the shower, boys, prostate is the #1 cancer. Be responsible. You are the one responsible for yourself.
Ok. What’s next week? Bullying. Not only because it’s relevant right now, but also because I was one. Tell you about it next week.