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Butt Of The Joke

…Or maybe ‘joke of the butt’ would be a more appropriate title.  Yes, I had a colonoscopy last week, and an upper GI scope at the same time – I suspect they shook hands in the middle.  536 more words

Diane Henders

Day Hike in the Valley of Death

There is arguably nothing worse in the medical preparation world than getting ready for a colonoscopy. Despite the demure names for the preparatory products: “GoLitely” and “Fleet” making it sound like the ensuing results will be like skipping fast through a meadow, anyone who’s crossed this rubicon knows that skipping through a meadow is just a metaphor for ….well, you know if you’ve done the hike.  1,426 more words


Read the Label

I’m back. I’m back and I have a little PSA:

Always read the label of any medication you take.

This is about to get personal… 733 more words


Julaiku 2, Day 19

I really just wanted to use some of the words on my list…

July 19, 2016


From a velociraptor



10 tips to a great first colonoscopy

I remember thinking about the panic of my first colonoscopy, the fear I’ve heard in others in discussing the prospect of their first colonoscopy, and the general sense of dread surrounding message boards when people ask questions about an upcoming first colonoscopy.   322 more words


Colonoscopy patients reach settlement with Lakeshore General Hospital

Four years after eight patients discovered to their horror that they had developed colorectal cancer that was not diagnosed earlier because of flawed colonoscopies at the Lakeshore General Hospital, a Quebec Superior Court judge has approved a class-action settlement in the case. 470 more words

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Wherein I swear A LOT

Back in June last year, after months of visits to the doctor, the emergency room, lost weight, increasing fatigue and lethargy and the prospect of an undefined number of months on a waiting list for a state funded test, we took control of the issue and paid for a private colonoscopy. 777 more words

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