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Write Along with Me...

The fun is yet to be! Come with me, in spirit, to the Write by the Lake Retreat at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. I’m getting ready to attend this retreat next week. 1,295 more words

Memoir

The issue

First, some health bullshit. I have to get a colonoscopy on Thursday. The doc got me in very quick, which is either worrisome or fortuitous. I’m gonna go with the former, that’s how i role. 234 more words

Life

THE C WORDS...

DEAR UNDER 50 SOMETHINGS AND THEIR DOCTORS – COLON:

ABOUT COLONS & THE 20 YEARS “TOO EARLY” SCREENING THAT SAVED MY LIFE
Yesterday I went for a follow up procedure to one I had last year.   3,541 more words
Advocating For Your Own Health

Apparently I am a Turnip

As the phlebotomist stuck a needle in me for the third time I found myself wondering who said the famous adage: “You can’t get blood from a turnip”.   319 more words

Taking Care Of Self

Double Check or Die, Chronic Kidney Disease

I Scheduled my colonoscopy a month previous and it was the day before the hated test.  I got the large, gallon-sized container out of the bathroom and read the label for the first time. 220 more words

Kidney Disease

Capsule Robot May Increase Compliance and Eliminate the Need for Sedation in Colonoscopy

A novel, autonomously controlled capsule robot, recently tested in colon exploration, may increase patient compliance with colonoscopy by decreasing the pain associated with the procedure and possibly eliminating the need for sedation. 891 more words

Colonoscopy

Cheltenham or Die!

It  is ten years now since I  moved to Cheltenham to beat the NHS post-code lottery.  I came here to save my life, to have an emergency operation for bowel cancer which probably would have been too late to save me if I had stayed in the part of England where I had lived for the past twenty years. 35 more words