On Friday I am having a colonoscopy. I am very, very nervous about the whole thing.
I'm a big girl now, but I have never gotten over the feelings of fear when I am around hospitals and/or medical personnel (which is ironic considering I was a critical care respiratory therapist for 13 years!). I no longer scream when I get blood drawn, but if there's a way to get out of a medical procedure, I'll find it!
Unfortunately some things you just gotta do. The annual pap smear and mammogram, and, now that I am 50 (OMG! How did THAT happen?) I need to add colonoscopy to my regularly scheduled procedures.
I am told that the worst part is the emmm...cleansing that occurs the day before. I have canceled all my plans for tomorrow and loaded up on T.P., ginger ale, and library books. At least, after the meds do their thing, at least for the day, no one can tell me I'm full of Sh##.
Colon cancer is the #2 cause of Cancer related deaths. If caught early, it's is almost always curable. To learn more about colon cancer check out this site: http://www.humc.com/coloncenter/fact.shtml
Then, be brave, like me, and go schedule your your colonoscopy. Even it it is a pain in the butt.