Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Pre-colonoscopy conversation

One of the many downsides of getting old is that most doctors recommend that patients to get a screening colonoscopy after they celebrate surviving past the age of 50. I celebrated my 50th by training and completing an ironman and kept "forgetting" to prioritize this other way to celebrate.

As part of my preparing for retirement, I am taking care of all the medical issues that have been pending for a while. Next up on this lengthy list, see a gastroenterologist to schedule this colonoscopy and take care of some of the fallout from my recent surgery (I didn't blog about it but it was decided for my gall bladder and I to part ways recently. Don't want to go into defining the fallout as that could turn into TMI).

We scheduled my colonoscopy for early May. He said in the meantime I needed to start exercising since I am obviously very out of shape. My back injuries (another thing that I'm taking care of soon) are preventing me from running or walking so he asked if I ever tried swimming.

I summarized this conversation on twitter but I decided to try hopping in the pool later today and see what happens.

Wish me luck.

1 comment:

Al's CL Reviews said...

Good luck on both the colonoscopy. I thought the prep was actually much worse than the actual procedure.

I hope the pool goes well too.