Thursday, February 20, 2020

The colonoscopy

Aren't we lucky to have access to medical?

 Cancer Council

As I type this while drinking my Moviprep I'm chanting to myself "I'm so lucky I have this option, I'm so lucky I have this option, I'm so lucky I have this option."



Today is colonoscopy and gastroscopy day.  TMI?

The day a camera goes up one end and down the other end to check out what is happening inside. Way TMI?

If you've ever had a colonoscopy you'll know the prep is hideous.  It starts with the elimination of seeds and nuts seven days prior, then you eliminate meat around four days out, eat nothing but mashed potato and boiled chicken two days before, nothing but clear liquid the day before, then the absolutely delightful sachets of powder mixed with water that land you on the toilet for hours on end right up until the procedure.

Note: holding your nose as you drink this stuff doesn't help take the acrid taste away. Nor does mixing it with apple juice. Nor does following it with Sprite.

I'm so lucky I have this option ...

I warned my work colleagues yesterday. I'm going to be hangry! And hangry I was. I'm going to be an airhead! And airhead I was. There may be TMI! And TMI there was.

You'd know by now I'm an open book.  There are no skeletons in this dusty ol' closet.   Just a heavy does of too much information.

I'm so lucky I have this option ...

My family has a history of bowel cancer and gastrointestinal issues.  Delicate tummies and irritated inner organs that cause a whole host of uncomfortable and sometimes deadly issues.

I'm so lucky I have this option ...

So I choose to be proactive and take all the medical advice I have access to.  Why? Because despite the acrid taste in my mouth, my extremely upset internals and my new relationship with the porcelain
throne, I really do believe I'm so lucky I have this option.

Chanting my gratitudes while feeling extremely uncomfortable and a tad distressed actually helps.

I'm so lucky I have this option ...

Wish me luck peeps! As you read this I'll be enjoying the sleep that only a good dose of anesthetic can bring. Looking forward to that given I've been awake all night.

I'm so lucky I have this option ...

We really are lucky.

Gotta run.  TMI?


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19 comments :

  1. Wishing you the best of luck Leanne. AS horrible as it sounds, you're right, we are lucky to have this option :)

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    1. So lucky. Even luckier I'm at the other end of it now. Lol. So to speak

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  2. Yikes. Yes. I know it. Hope it all goes well. D x

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    1. Procedure went well. Preventative biopsies. I'm sure all will be dandy

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  3. Best of luck, Leanne. It's wise to be proactive with our health maintenance. #lovin'lifelinky

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  4. Ugh and ugh. Seriously though hope it all goes well for you and yes, we are lucky to have this option. x

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  5. Thankfully have never had to do this myself but have supported others to. Best of luck - prevention kicks ass so even if that ass is a bit sore right now, we are lucky to have the ability to access preventative care.

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  6. Hope it all goes well and the results are all clear. I haven't needed one yet - I know the prep is far worse than the op itself, so I'm hoping to stay away from it for as long as possible.

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    1. The prep is hideous. But for good cause. But really HIDEOUS! Results early next week.

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  7. I must say I too am glad you have this option Leanne. It' something I haven't had to have so far but I understand the prep isn't at all pleasant. All the best to you. #teamlovinlife

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  8. Hopefully it went well and the results come up ok. Hope you have a good weekend.

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  9. Leanne, this is such an inspiring and empowering perspective. Yes, we are lucky in this country to get the chance to have life saving screening like this. Hope yours went well and that you have a lovely weekend enjoying normal food again.

    SSG xxx

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    1. Thanks SSG! I am definitely enjoying the food. First stop was VANILLA SLICE!!!

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  10. You'd know by now I'm an open book. There are no skeletons in this dusty ol' closet. khalid Hassan
    Just a heavy does of too much information.

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