Monday, July 17, 2006


Normally, I would not talk about these things. This is certainly not dignified. But, if I can move one other person to take care of themselves and avoid something big on down the road it’s worth any personal embarrassment I might experience.

This gives a whole new meaning to the words, “Up Yours”. I’m scheduled to have a sigmoidoscopy tomorrow. I am dreading this procedure. I had it done 7 years ago and it was terribly painful. I’ve been assured things are very different now and it won’t hurt a bit. It’s only supposed to take 10 minutes. Hey, I don’t see that tube being stuck up your butt, lady. So, the psychic sucks it up and acts like the big girl she is.

My mother died of cancer of the colon. Nobody saw it coming, least of all her. She bled quietly for 10 years without telling anybody about it. We only found out after she passed on. So, since these things can be hereditary I’m literally getting my butt into the hospital tomorrow. Wish me luck.

Post Script: The study went well. There was absolutely no pain. It was over in 5 minutes. If anybody needs to have this done it is easy enough to do. I need not have worried about it. I am glad to have gotten the whole day off from work. Now, I'm going to go shopping and literally fart around. I guess there's still some air in my intestines.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

glad you are well!