When
· 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, ask your damn doc­tor al­ready. You can read a bit about what it’s like, with more cheer­lead­ing of course, here and here. 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 this one won’t.
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