Today is a big day in Marilyn’s life.  It’s the day that she goes for her first ever colonoscopy.

I’m sure that most of you have you own stories of this memorable procedure and I would love to hear the, I really would. But in my mind, my favorite writer Dave Barry tells it best.

Here’s Dave’s story about  going for the “C”.


First I called Sam. He was hopeful, but scared. We talked for a while, and when we hung up, I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an appointment for a colonoscopy. A few days later, in his office, Andy showed me a color diagram of the colon, a lengthy organ that appears to go all over the place, at one point passing briefly through Minneapolis. Then Andy explained the colonoscopy procedure to me in a thorough, reassuring and patient manner. I nodded thoughtfully, but I didn’t really hear anything he said, because my brain was shrieking, quote, “HE’S GOING TO STICK A TUBE 17,000 FEET UP YOUR BUTT!”

2 thoughts on “Colonoscopy

  1. Great story and I can not compete but as I tell the Doc every 3 years “put me to sleep and dig in”.
    I never remember how I get home…

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