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Tue, 03/19/2019

Erin’s Journal

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Just a thought… You have to be able to laugh at yourself. Attitude is almost more important than what happens to you. [Dick Van Dyke]

And how does this Tuesday find you, my friend? In our house it’s one of “those” days…gonna be a little cranky until I can drop Rob off for his colonoscopy mid-afternoon. Seriously – who gets a colonoscopy in the middle of the afternoon? That is so a first-thing-in-the-morning event, especially when we didn’t have anything else going on today. Ah, live and learn.
If you’ve not had to prepare for a colonoscopy, then you may not know what this is all about. Fear not, I won’t get graphic. But if you have had to, you’ll totally get what I’m talking about here.
First of all, let me say that if you’re due for one, get one. They’re not the most pleasant experience in the world and that’s from me, who actually likes being on TV, but I do prefer a different angle. However, if it makes a difference between finding a polyp or not finding one, if it helps your doctor to detect something before it becomes a threat to your health, then please, please overlook the discomfort, the constant visits to the washroom and the accompanying hunger that comes with an empty tummy (and colon), and GET ONE.
My dear late wonderful friend Debbie Cooper, who lived with and fought Stage 4 colon cancer for four years, had a clean bill of health after a colonoscopy; it was only via fecal testing that they detected something awry. That kind of test is even easier. If you doctor suggests it, again, don’t just sit there – do it!
While Rob was fasting yesterday, we came up with the idea for a hot new restaurant just for boomers who are prepping for a colonoscopy. See what you think…I believe it all comes out quite well in the end.


Have a great Tuesday and we’ll be back with you here tomorrow.

Erin DavisTue, 03/19/2019