September 16, 2014
Have you had your colonoscopy? I have. I stopped eating solids on Sunday at 6 p.m. I survived on clear liquids until 8 a.m. today. Last night at 6 p.m., I started my purge. Yes, I had hours of diarrhea, and, yes, I was hungry but having received a clean bill of health from Dr. Dale Coy this morning made it all worthwhile.
I have a family history of colon cancer. Colon cancer can be found in it’s earliest stages by doing a routine colonoscopy when you turn 50 and every 10 years after. If you have a family history of colon cancer like I do then you should be screened more often.
When referring a patient for a colonoscopy, I always focus on the prevention of colon cancer. Today, after my procedure, Dr. Coy, in his usual professorial role, told me all the things he didn’t find while giving me my clean bill of health. There’s a lot more than colon cancer to be concerned about.
My wife would probably tell you I’ve been crabby for the last 48 hours. I only worked a half day on Monday for just that reason. I like to eat and missed my food. Was it worth it? You’re damn right it was and I’ll do it again in 3-5 years.