A few people have been asking how it went. I thought I'd post some of the more delightful moments.
Much could be said about colonoscopy prep. Maybe I'll say a little later. For now, you'll need to know that it's not something you'll want to have done in vain.
I had to be sedated for the "minimally invasive" procedure. As I was lying in the holding area (still on my back, not the position one must assume for the procedure) ready to get wheeled into the surgery room, I overheard a conversation between the anesthesiologist MD (she had an accent, maybe Polish, possibly German) and the patient scheduled to go in before me.
MD to pt: "What is this wheezing!? You have wheezing!?"
Pt: "Yes. (Inaudible) ..."
MD: "No procedure for you!!"
MD to nurse: "Give her fluids and send her home!"
She visits my bed next ...
MD to me: "What is this bronchitis!? You have bronchitis!?" (I had checked that box in the "Have you ever had ..." checklist on the medical history form.)
Me: "Nah ... you know, I just get that after a cold."
MD: "You have it now?"
Me: "Nope. Fine now. Feel great."
MD to nurse: "Ok, give her the IV."
Ruby, if you read this, is it convention not to put someone with a cold under?
By the way, take a look at the picture. See that man in the lower left? The one with the binoculars? I had this really vulnerable sensation that the moment I fell asleep the binoculars came out.