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Good comments. Hopefully, these will encourage folks to get one. This community just lost lifelong resident Gary Saathoff to colon cancer. He was only 47. Not sure if he had a screening or not.
I've been the designated driver five times for people who have had a colonoscopy. It's a bit funny working that part of it.
Chat, chat, chat, chat. Get them some something to eat, back home and none of them have ever remembered any of it. The giant bloated dead opossum by the side of the road was one extensive conversation that never happened.
Yes, I had one at the VA about 2 months ago and what a pain in the butt. They did a nice job as I don't remember a thing. That is the best way.
How do I post pics of mine?
I had mine when I was in my 50's and good thing I did! I think everyone should seriously consider having one when they hit 40, especially if you've been a smoker. Fifty used to be the age they were recommended, but considering the number of colon cancer cases for people under 50, I think that theory went out the window a few years ago.
It was a little scary, the unknown; but like beatnik said-the doc&nurses were great, and the process wasn't nothin' but a thing! The day before, however-the fasting&the prep stuff (ugh!) was kinda the pits. Had to have a huge cheeseburger soon as I was released to go home after the procedure, lol.
i did when i turned 62 a few years ago, it was a scary thought but the doctor and nurses made the process itself easy.
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