It's Roto-Rooter time again...whine

And I am not looking forward to it.

I just turned 60. Time for a physical that I haven’t had in quite a while: x-ray, blood work, etc., including the infamous finger wave on the prostate. The finger wave includes a follow-up test for Fecal Occult Blood; mine came back positive. So I go in Tuesday for a colonoscopy.

You’re supposed to get one every five years or so, and it has been 5 years since my last one. I am just not looking forward to the massive bowel purging that proceeds it. :frowning:

And I know what they do in there to amuse themselves. They knock you out, shove that thing way the hell up, then turn on the spotter light, turn off the lights in the room and make a disco show on the wall with the beams coming out of your eyes.

You going to bring your own lubricant? I would. Warm, preferably. Even the gloved finger makes me unhappy. :wink:

OK, the image you suggested gave me a serious fit of the giggles.

I’ve had to endure this procedure once, and I’ll be due again in a couple of years. I’ll have to ask them about the disco light show. :smiley:

Ohhh…I haven’t done this yet. I know I should, but this isn’t encouraging at all. They won’t even let you pick your own playlist? I mean really, I should be allowed to choose LaserFloyd or something.

You have my complete and utter sympathy for this part.

On the other hand, there’s nothing like the knowledge that your innards are squeaky clean.

Can I remain twenty-something forever please?

I had one before I started my radiation treatments. True, the prep is no fun, but would you rather have undetected colon cancer?

Until we invent one of those Star Trek medical doohickeys that you can just wave over the body, this is what we need to do.

You have my sympathies, but you’re doing the right thing. And, for your amusement and because we must always do this in a colonoscopy thread, obligatory link to Dave Barry column.

I’m young enough to not have had the procedure, old enough to start thinking about when. Read this thread and could not help but think about…

…those doctors and staff that have to perform this procedure on a routine basis. I mean, its recommended for anyone over 50 with average risk factors, and younger for those with family history, right? That is a lot of buttholes.

Sometimes I think my job sucks…
Good luck, Clothahump - I’m sure all will work out fine.