I received the best birthday present a while back and you could say I bought it for myself.
It was my first colonoscopy, the disruptive, yet critical examination of the large intestine or colon.
The results were negative. No cancer, no polyps. Clean as a, er . . . whistle. Sorry, it’s hard to write about this. As you can imagine, I’ve only talked about this topic with a few close friends.
The colon I’ve felt a strange sense of obligation to talk about colonoscopy since then.
Katie Couric had her procedure performed on live television. The least I can do is post a blog article about it.
Sharing the details of such a personal procedure is not easy, but dying of colon cancer is much less easy.
Our external features get a lot of attention.
We worry about what our hair looks like and whether we have circles under our eyes.
We’re concerned about the extra flesh at our waistlines, if not concerned enough to do something about it.