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you'll need it the night before!
I have to agree with you... having had one, the preparation is worse than the exam!
By the way - the exam is really simple and everyone over 50 should have a colonoscopy at least once every five years. This is an interesting promo for preventive exam.
It is the worst part.
I don't remember anything from any of the endoscopic procedures I've had... And I've had some doozies that required the presence of an anesthesiologist. Google ERCP and EUS. The doctor I had used that procedure to do more than look around...
From what I have heard, the preparation is the worst part. Now if you are prepping for the procedure, how can you enjoy your vacation? We wanted to get a colonoscopy, but at this time it is cost prohibitive. Insurance will not cover it and will apply it to our deductible. The doctor's office wants full payment, so this is something that will not happen for us at this time. It is unfortunate that insurance will not cover the procedure as preventive medicine, but then that would make too much sense.
My Insurance company almost begged me to get one. Anyway it will to your benefit to try to win it I guess.
Those of us above that certain special age ought to do whatever is within our power to have a colonoscopy. There's a far higher price that may have to be paid for not getting checked.
The CBS page is quite cleverly written. Dave Barry also wrote one of his classics on this very topic about a year ago:
... I like the morphine or demerol they sometimes give. I'm definitely not a drug seeker, but I now understand why heroin addicts are what they are.
I had a colonoscopy a few months ago, and this time I woke up while they were still doing the procedure. I got to see my colon - with all sorts of sugar free green jello I'd been eating the day before slobbered around various parts of it. Pretty cool!
That stuff takes me on the proverbial trip without leaving the barn...
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