Bend Over and Kiss That Goodbye

We are appreciative of Sheri for taking time out of her busy life to share a very important second entry in her diary. I admire how humor is always a constant companion along her side when facing health challenges at a particular life stage. Her attitude and approach in learning from experience, and helping others through her story, is an inspiration for us all.

Thank you for your honesty and openness in allowing us to learn from your personal life of how procrastination can be a danger to health. Enjoy her post below and you can see more of her writing at her blog:

http://disorganizedorganizer.wordpress.com/

I’m pretty sure I just about procrastinated myself out of my life as I know it. I put off getting my Happy 50th Birthday Colonoscopy for a year and a half. I procrastinated long enough that my little polyp grew up to be a big polyp and maybe a tumor and maybe I’m lucky I didn’t put it off any longer. It might have saved my life. I know at this point it saved me from wearing a new fancy accessory in the form of a bag. I don’t really adapt that well to change so I don’t think changing my way of doing my daily duty would be all that fun. Sounds crass, but hey, after you’ve drank a gallon of colon lube and been investigated in places you’ve never had investigated, you get a little less demure.

My husband, being the anti-procrastinator, scheduled his 50 year checkup to fall the week after his 50th birthday. Maybe it makes him feel superior to be so organized. I just looked up at him in awe…while thinking of reasons I should put off having my colonoscopy done. I probably should try to emulate him a bit more…but as I’ve said, change ain’t easy for a chick like me…and I certainly wouldn’t want to prove him right.

I did give my dearly beloved a big thank you for nagging me for a year and a half. He and my best friend wouldn’t let it go. They told me I needed to get it done. They were right. I was wrong. Gosh, I hate saying I’m wrong…It’s a good thing it doesn’t happen very often…okay, it does, but I don’t usually admit it. That’s another thing I procrastinate about–admitting I’m wrong.

I don’t procrastinate when it comes to saying thank you. Thank you for saving my butt…literally and figuratively. Now I am the poster child for “Get ‘er done!” A colonoscopy could save someone you love. So, need a conversation opener? How about, “Have you had a colonoscopy recently?” or, “Seen any good colon scopes lately?” Push aside that procrastination tendency and go for it, you might be blessed you did. I sure was.

-Sheri

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5 responses to “Bend Over and Kiss That Goodbye

  1. Sheri ~ Happy to hear your hubby saved your butt.
    My doctor suggested I get one because my brother was diagnosed with colon cancer a couple years back… I am just not quite ready to be probed.

  2. Just had to pop in to meet you!
    Tis my pleasure to do so, I must say.
    I’m off to check out Sheri.
    Thanks……………

  3. Hello Liquid,
    Thanks for popping in…hope to see more of you in the future to exchange ideas. Yes, definitely visit Sheri and enjoy some of her writing and insights.
    I’ll have to drop in on your blog soon, if you don’t mind, and try to gain more liquidity in my views.
    Thanks again…. -patrick

  4. Spark

    I am scheduled for my first colonoscopy next Monday and frankly I’m a bit uptight about it. I hear the NuLytely tastes terrible and even that it makes some people vomit. I am told that is the worst part of it but I still don’t look forward to total strangers looking at the most private parts of my anatomy. I don’t think I have ever farted in front of a girl before and don’t look forward to it. I asked if I could have a copy of the video but the doctor said no, all I could have are pictures. Doesn’t seem right. I hope to be able to stay awake enough to see the video live bt everyone tells me that wont happen. Anyone know if that is true? They say I will fall asleep and then wake up and not know anything about what happened. Is that true? What if I ask for no anesthesia? Will it hurt? any answers will be appreciated. Thanks. I need some support and reassurance here. Should I get my Will in order?

  5. Hello Spark,
    Thanks for dropping by and sharing your story and experiences. As Sheri wrote the original article, I’ll direct you to her blog where you can ask her some questions on colonoscopy.
    http://disorganizedorganizer.wordpress.com/

    As for me, the closest thing I’ve experienced to doctors being inside me is when I had knee surgery. They gave me the option of staying awake and watching the video while surgeon made the repair. I’m glad I chose that option because it limited the mystery and it was good education for me. My lower body was frozen and drugged, but everything else was awake.

    As for farting, go ahead and let loose. Maybe can lead to relaxation, humor, and release tension before your procedure.

    Good luck and hope you come back to share your experiences.
    -patrick

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