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December 1st, 2011

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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: nervousnervous

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Date:December 1st, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
I hope everything goes well!

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