Get your colonoscopy screening done, if you’re the age to do it. Had mine this morning, and you all will have me around a good while longer after a clear exam.
Interesting that colon cancer deaths have surpassed prostate (goes back and forth) as #2 for male cancer deaths and has just about caught up to #2 for women (lung cancer first by a lot). Common reason is folks go get their breast cancer and prostate checks, but don’t want to do the colon thing bc it’s nasty with the prep and such. I understand all of that, but colon cancer is pretty easily preventable if it’s caught early stage as a polyp, but treating the cancer is tough…been thru this with my mother in law who died from it 5 years ago and wouldn’t get screened.
Interesting story on me, I got a call from my GI friend last night that we needed to move my scope to the main hospital here in West Monroe the outpatient place bc of a Covid 19 incident. They had a patient (asymptomatic) scoped at the outpatient center yesterday morning by another GI doc, that started having breathing problems when they sedated him and wound up having Covid 19 and pneumonia! They had to shut down the outpatient place until it could be cleaned plus all the staff tested and followed for few days/quarantined. What a mess! That outpatient place does probably 10 surgeries a day over there at least, so all those patients have to wait on knee and hip surgery, scopes, tonsils, etc. until all those staff people are cleared.
Glad I’m done. My first stop after wife picked me up…baskin robbins for peanut butter and chocolate ice cream! That was worth the prep!