11.06.2007

Done! (well, sort of!)

I survived yesterday (longest day of my life, I"m sure!) with all the hunger, light-headedness and general nastiness that goes along with colonoscopy prep (I liked the comment asking if everything had come out all right -- and the answer is yes, EVERYTHING did), and headed to the hospital this morning at 5:45. It's the same place my little Mason was born nearly 2 years ago, and now as then, it was the most positive experience possible (at least under the circumstances!). They must only employ the nicest people -- or at least it sure seems that way. Anyhow, once you get to that point in the colonoscopy process, it's a breeze.


I was in bed, IV'd up and ready for action by 6:30 when the doctor breezed in, making his usual butt jokes. (I figure that when colonoscopies are your bread and butter, it must be a requirement to have lots of butt jokes on hand 'cause he sure does -- but I like him and I even like his cheesy jokes). He wheeled my bed down to the room himself (there's service -- the doc himself pushing your bed!) and after that, it was lights out and naptime for me.
The up-side is that it's done -- the down-side is that (dang it!) they found another polyp so this experience will be repeated again in a year. Sigh. But this time the polyp is different than last year's -- it was much smaller and seemingly of a different variety, less worrisome, I think. Last year he made a point of having me come to his office and was very clear in his instructions that I schedule Round 2 in a year, as well as insisting that I notify my siblings to get tested as well. None of that this time around. I am supposed to call to get the lab results next week.

So for now, smooth sailing! At least I have a year off. And I keep telling myself that it's better than the alternative.

16 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

done for another year. glad it's over and that you survived! ;)

Tiburon said...

Great news! At least you get a year off - you can brush up on your butt jokes ;)
Glad to hear it went well :)

feltc said...

So glad it's over! Now eat whatever you want :)

Melissa said...

Glad that's over...it's just a good thing they do it while you are totally out!

Emily said...

Glad to hear you survived. I hope you went and pigged out on all the good stuff, like left over Halloween candy.

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

Yea! Glad to hear it all "came out well in the end"!!
I am not looking forward to those kinds of screenings! Happy to have you healthy....so worth it!

Hayley said...

i'm glad you're done! and that you survived!

tara said...

ewww. Not something I'm looking forward to in the years to come. Glad you came out unscathed. NO MORE POLYPS JAN...that's an order. Enjoy your year off:)

FanaticalFullers said...

blah! i am so glad that you are up on this those. it doesn't sound like a very fun thing to have to do, but at least it gives you peaace of mind til next year.

Natalie Scott said...

Ugh, you have really been through it these last few months, haven't you? At least you have a cute, tiny bum :o) That's gotta make for an easier procedure, no?!

I hope you had some good food today! You certainly deserve it.

Jori said...

Glad you made it through. I agree with Tib, in a years time you could have an entire book of hilarious butt jokes.:)

Kristi said...

I'm glad everything went well ;) and it's over for you!! Too bad they found a polyp, but I'm sooo glad it's nothing serious!

hoLLy said...

i'm glad its over(i'm sure you're even more glad:) i'm glad it went well and you are ok!

Cammie said...

Way to take a careful watch of your health, not enough people do.

Darleen said...

yay! everything it well. And glad it wasn't worse and you have your family around.

Hacking it up said...

Dang...sucks to be you!...but I'm proud of you for doing it!!! I am a huge supporter of preventative medicine!so, good job!