Today I had my second colonoscopy. I hate even typing the word. 😦
Results were good, no scary things lurking around, which was a relief since last time, 4 years ago, they had to remove some polyps. (TMI? Sorry…) And, I dont have to do it again for 5 years! Woo hoo! Hopefully the prep will be better by then. Good Lord, what a way to ruin a day! I lost everything except my sense of humor — but wow, what a night.
So, I did what I was supposed to do, had the test. Worried a bit due to previous results, but felt safe and cared for during the process and appreciative of my doctor’s kind words and honest conversation afterwards.
This “aging” thing has its perks. I get to choose how to spend my time, I have many people to love and be loved by, I have the resources to do most of what I want…but the downside is this myriad of “tests” that you have to expose yourself to after you turn 50. And, although you know the chances are you are fine, there is still that nagging doubt. I tend to spread my tests out over the year, deal with one possibility at a time, but i have friends who pile them all into a one or two month period to get them over with….not sure which is the best idea. But, for now, this one is over, and I am fine with that!