Journal: News & Comment

Sunday, January 07, 2007
# 1:55:00 PM:

In preparation for the colonoscopy I'll be having...

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How's that for a nice title?

Anyway, in preparation for the colonoscopy I'll be having in a couple of weeks, tomorrow I find out the results of a recent biopsy. In simpler language, my doctor will tell me whether a polyp in my intestine is likely to be cancerous. I'm optimistic, since demographically my risk should be low, but I won't know for sure until tomorrow.

Regardless of the result, I will be having the procedure on January 24, since my physicians recommend removing polyps no matter what status, and they need to look for any more in the rest of my large intestine too. Everyone I've talked to who's had a colonoscopy—and when you bring it up, you'd be surprised at the numbers—says that the preparation day beforehand, where you need to drink some really pleasant stuff to clear out your GI tract, is actually the worst part of the whole thing.

I'll let you know how things go.


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