December 1st, 2011
|12:08 pm - Ugh - Seriously Unfun Day|
My last physical (at the end of October) went very well - my blood pressure is close to the athlete range (primarily I assume due to a good diet and what seems to be truly awesome genetics), and everything else is quite good too. However, being 50, my doctor said that I really should get a colonoscopy, and so today I am. Last night was predictably unpleasant due to the necessity of flushing my system, with a bit more of that today. However, given that the potential risks sheet on this procedure is completely terrifying (although thankfully the risks are quite rare), I rather nervous, as well as far less than thrilled at the prospect of whatever discomforts the procedure involves. I don't particularly expect any problems - it's possible, but I've only had one family member I know of get cancer, and she worked as a dental x-ray technician in the 1940s & 50s (ie before anything remotely resembling safety procedures), but that's still causing my hypochondria to act up a bit.
Also, I really miss food. I've had no solid food since Tuesday night. A burger or a taco from a taco stand (whichever we can find first) is in my immediate future after the procedure, although given that I'm going to be pretty dopey from the anethetic, the attempt may resemble the scene in the restaurant from this hilarous comic. I'm betting that drive thru would be better choice.
On the positive side, I'm assuming that this will be the only one of these I ever have, since various alternative technologies like swallowable cameras are in testing, and in a decade I assume they'll be in common use.
Current Mood: nervous
*looks at that comic* Oh my god. I had a morning kind of like that. tangyabominy
had their wisdom teeth removed, woke up from anaesthetic and immediately demanded to go to the library to research something right then
, and informed me that I could just drop them off and pick them up later. Considering that they had to leave the dentist in a wheelchair, this was unlikely to work out. =D
My wisdom teeth also came in sideways. I wasn't in any mood to go to a party afterwards though.
I hope that your exam is as painless as possible, and that you get something delicious to eat soon after.
Heck, food takes a while to process, you could probably start chewing as soon as they begin the examination.
I feel you. I'm going to have to start having colonoscopies at 45 since my first cousin, at 41, is a colon cancer survivor (he spent last year on chemo), and our mutual grandmother had colon cancer in her 80s.
Best of luck!
I hope everything goes well!
Heh, LOL re: cartoon!
Hope it went as well as possible and that you've enjoyed your post-procedure solid foodstuffs.