Wednesday, November 15, 2006


I'm a 45-year old guy, photographer, I've got three grandparents who had colon cancer. For my birthday this year, my doctor got me a visit to the GI department for a colonoscopy. People rarely talk about colonoscopies, I thought it might be helpful to demystify the process a bit.



A. Colleen Jones said...

Hi Joe, I know you wrote this blog 4 years ago, but I'm just reading it now as I'm having a colonoscopy in a few weeks. It was good to read about the prep as I know that is the un-fun part. I read Dave Barry's account and the info in the other links you provided. Thanks.

Joe said...

Thanks, Colleen! I have always hoped this little blog would continue to be useful, and I'm thrilled to know that it has been. Don't miss the comments on the prep articles, either, there's lots of good stuff folks have contributed.

Best of luck! It may not be fun, but as someone who had three grandparents go through colon cancer--it's a heckuva lot easier than the alternative!

Unknown said...

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