Dave Barry Column -- Colonoscopy

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Dave Barry Column -- Colonoscopy

Post  Aggie Transplant on Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:55 pm

While the Topic Name might not be enticing, this is hysterical.

Dave Barry: A journey into my colon -- and yours
OK. You turned 50. You know you're supposed to get a colonoscopy. But you haven't. Here are your reasons:

1. You've been busy.

2. You don't have a history of cancer in your family.

3. You haven't noticed any problems.

4. You don't want a doctor to stick a tube 17,000 feet up your butt.

Let's examine these reasons one at a time. No, wait, let's not. Because you and I both know that the only real reason is No. 4. This is natural. The idea of having another human, even a medical human, becoming deeply involved in what is technically known as your ''behindular zone'' gives you the creeping willies......

In 1997, when I turned 50, everybody told me I should get a colonoscopy. I agreed that I definitely should, but not right away. By following this policy, I reached age 55 without having had a colonoscopy. Then I did something so pathetic and embarrassing that I am frankly ashamed to tell you about it.

Full column: http://www.miamiherald.com/548/story/427603.html

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Re: Dave Barry Column -- Colonoscopy

Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:17 pm

Thanks Aggie! I was rolling thru the whole Space Shuttle part! Laughing

More good advice is for guys to have their prostates examined too. I think they recommend to do it by age 50, but do it around age 40 if you have a family history of it (which I do).

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