I was supposed to have this upon turning 50, but I’ve pushed it almost to 51.
It’s my consultation day for my colonoscopy that will happen next week.
I’m not so scared of the procedure itself, but I have heard the prep is horrid, as to be expected.
I may find myself with a stack of quilt books, magazines and some hexagons in the bathroom on that given clean-out day!
I hope you pardon my frankness on a not-so-pleasant subject, but it is IMPORTANT to have this done.
Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon or rectum—is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. In 2008, 52,857 people in the United States died of colorectal cancer (26,933 men and 25,924 women).1*And just so you can laugh along with me, here is good ole Jeff Foxworthy talking about his colonoscopy experience!
Colorectal cancer also is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. In 2008, 142,950 people in the United States were diagnosed with it (73,183 men and 69,767 women), making colorectal cancer the third most common cancer in men and in women.1
The sound wasn’t that great, and I had to turn it up – but – HYSTERICAL!
Oh yes, I do believe in keeping it real here in Quiltville!
I’m treating myself to that trip to IKEA after my appointment – I’ve got to find some new book shelves that won’t bend under the weight of my books – and I need a new computer/sewing chair. The original plan was to have DS Jason join me, but whether he can or can’t is still undecided and I’ll go anyway if he can’t ---
I do plan to be home tonight for Quilt-Cam! 9pm Eastern!