Saturday, March 25, 2006


Colonoscopy city!

Drs. Paley & Sykes go for the cancer screening gold!

My top tip for surviving a colonoscopy is: Do it with a friend! Look how much fun we're having. If you want to read my other advice for a smooth adventure with the colonoscopist, see My cathartic experience.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking at you and your lovely gowns, I had to write about the gown I was given prior to my colonoscopy. I forget the name of the gown but it had something to do with a "Bear" and the gown was hooked up to a heater at the foot of my bed....they plug a vacuum cleaner like hose into the gown, turn on the heat and voila! You're toasty warm while waiting for your procedure! Oh, and I also got matching bear socks with rubber grips on the bottom : )

Femail doc said...

When I first glanced at this comment and saw the word vacuum, I thought "good heavens, a gown that further cleans you out!" I am relieved to hear it just heats you up--what a nice idea, those outpatient surgical centers are notoriously cold.

Ed Yo said...

Wait a minute! After all these years of sending ME in for a colonoscopy it turns out you've never had one? I can only say "Congratulations for taking your own advice." ;-)

Anonymous said...

I just want to know if those smiles appeared before or after the Versed...

dcherry said...

Nah, I remember every stinkin' minute of it and it's not pleasant memories.

Anonymous said...

The night before was not so great, but the drugs were ....fun while they lastest.

Anonymous said...

Aren't you the adventurous one - having your photo taken just prior to the
colonoscopy!! Hope you have that one framed. It gave me a good laugh!! I hope everyone who sees it has as much fun as you
did!! I think next time, I'll need more than one friend along!! Maybe I'll
need that friend more the night before. That was the night from hell for me.
I'm hoping by the time I have to have one again, a new pre-colonoscopy brew will
be discovered that will treat me more kindly.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh and the photo of you and Adele so happy prior to a colonoscopy. I still am not convinced.

Anonymous said...

Good for you Doc's Paley and Sykes. I had been thinking about this colonoscopy for 3 years, but finally it was your letter and instructions that was the straw that broke the camels back. It was a piece of cake for me., I spent all day on a Sunday, running back and forth but never felt a thing Monday morning after I turned on my side. I highly recommend it to everyone. Thanks Dr Paley!!