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The Termites Have Got Me*... My Thoughts About My Cancer

One of the most bizarre side-effects of teaching British poetry is that it’s transformed me into someone who has become, not blasé about death, but at least biologically realistic about it. 1,323 more words


I Can't Make Her Understand

What’s new?

Well, on Monday I got to have a colonoscopy and endoscopy to try to determine what’s behind the ongoing gastro issues I’ve been having. 755 more words

Spoonie Life

For The Children

You know what’s worse than taking 4 laxatives chased down with 64 oz of MiraLAX/Gatorade mix and not eating all day while having to feed your family and still function? 1,016 more words


Just Think of It As a Cleanse

“Just think of it as a cleanse.” That is the advice of one of the lovely members of my running club for my upcoming colonoscopy. Since I have Crohn’s disease, I get a colonoscopy approximately every five years. 253 more words


well that is disappointing

So I had typed this super long entry with way too much information.  I was live blogging my adventures in prepping for a colonoscopy.  I was entering it as a draft.   823 more words


Preventative Medicine Saves Lives

When should I get a colonoscopy? How often should I get one? Do I really need one if I don’t have symptoms and feel good? 826 more words

Getting Diagnosed: IBD vs. IBS

How long did it take for you to get a correct diagnosis?  Were you told you had IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) only to then have your symptoms persist and worsen until testing proved you in fact had IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)?   797 more words