Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
As part of a cancer awareness effort, Charles Barkley is going to go one step further than this blog and have his colonoscopy televised. Folks, I realize that these procedures aren't the happiest moments of one's life, but they are not nearly as bad as you fear, and they're a lot less nasty than colon cancer or living with a colostomy bag for the rest of your life. If it's time for your colonoscopy, sure, go in with open eyes, make sure you understand the issues with the sedation you may be given, but don't miss out on something that may very well save your life.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Since I blogged my colonoscopy last year, even in reading articles on far different topics, I keep coming across reminders of how important early detection can be. I can't speak to the details of the health system and the question the post raises, my point is only to reemphasize the primary theme of this blog, which is "Colonoscopies aren't that bad, and can save your life."
Thursday, January 3, 2008
I was quite well-informed in the two procedures I've had (a colonoscopy and an upper endoscopy), but I know that some sites out there describe the experiences of folks who have been given Versed during a procedure without having been told first. So, if you've had a colonoscopy before, were you given Versed (or any amnesic anesthesia) and, if you were, were you informed about it and it's side-effects beforehand?