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· Teens
· · 2012
· · · September
· · · · 27 (1 entry)

Colonoscopy · That was the middle of my day. As a result of my age and other risk factors, I now get one every few years, and because I’m a blogger, I can write about it; and I feel I have to, because I might save your life. It only takes a couple hours, it’s not terribly unpleasant, and it’s an insanely cost-effective way to not be one of the people killed by colon cancer; that’s 50,000 or so in the US every year. So if you’re middle aged, <em>ask your damn doctor already</em>. You can read a bit about what it’s like, with more cheerleading of course, <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2008/06/19/Colonoscopy'>here</a> and <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2009/12/11/Colonoscopy'>here</a>. This morning, when they asked me if there’d been any changes since last time I said “No”, but I was thinking that yeah, there was; both those pieces have comments from Derek Miller, but <a href='http://www.penmachine.com/2011/05/the-last-post'>this one won’t</a>.
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