What sweet treats did I enjoy for Halloween? A little something called Moviprep, a colonoscopy preparation solution with a Dulcolax chaser. Yes, I spent one spooky night cleaning out my colon situation and today I had my first colonoscopy.
As I understand it, when you turn fifty, it's time to get a colonoscopy - earlier if you have a family history of colon cancer. This very common type of cancer is super treatable if you catch it early - with an easy-peasy colonoscopy. The prep is a bit tedious, but the procedure itself is like a nap. Really. I was talking with the anesthesiologist before we got started and then all of a sudden I was waking up in a recovery room and it was over. I received a clean bill of colon-health and I was on my way to Starbucks for a munch needed grande drip.
If you've already hit the big 5 - 0 and you haven't done this yet? Make your appointment now, please.