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No One Is Immune From Worry

I’ve been working in the field of chronic and life-threatening illness for over twenty years. Sitting in an amazing number of support group meeting rooms I’ve been witness to stories about how the participants came to know of their diagnosis. 594 more words

After The Diagnosis

When a friend's colonoscopy becomes a social event...

Time for Baby Boomers to come to grips. We are OOOLLLLLDDDD!! If you turn 50 this year, you are the Freshman Class, the tail end of the infamous Baby Boom Generation. 415 more words

New Hampshire

Colonoscopy is Not a Dirty Word

I was going to write about my colonoscopy experience yesterday but due to the “knock out” drug my colorectal surgeon (who performed the procedure) gave me, I was incoherent much of Thursday afternoon and evening. 387 more words


Propofol anesthesia during colonoscopy

Louis Y. Korman, MD from the Metropolitan Gastroenterology Group, Chevy Chase Clinical Research, in Washington, D.C. discusses his recently published Original Article “Effect of propofol anesthesia on force application during colonoscopy.” 322 more words


Colonoscopy Prep Day is Here!

Today is the day (most people) dread. I’m prepping for the colonoscopy procedure. I must admit, listening to stories from others and experiencing one myself, I could get all freaked out … but I decided to change my thinking. 684 more words


Oat shakes

I’ve cut out sugar and am exercising twice a week. Bloody hell. And I’ve kept it up for several weeks. Given that one of my favourite things to do is choose and eat and enjoy sweets, and I haven’t exercised regularly for twelve years, this is big news. 709 more words

Ulcerative Colitis


Middle of the night…I’m awake and not too thrilled about it.

What my readers may or may not know is that my dad died of cancer.   540 more words