Today I’m off to adventure. I’ve already taken the first dose of the laxative, in another three hours I’ll be taking the second. A few hours after that my intestinal plumbing should be reasonably clear, though I doubt it would ever be completely clear.
I’m going through this so I can have a colonoscopy. I’m getting that done so my doctors and I can learn why I’m bleeding in my colon. That’s not a good thing, wastes resources and apparently leaves me listless and discouraged. If I’m to lose weight and get back into reasonable shape the bleeding needs to stop, and it looks like it’s going to require surgery.
Still and all aging has been good to me. People such as Jim Ward and Tim Kask — figures from role playing guides and the RPG community — are going through a lot worse than I. But I am aging and as I get older things are failing even if it is slowly.
Being optimistic helps a lot. I know what Dr. Thomas — my proctologist — plans to do and why. I know something about myself and that gives me further hope. So I’m expecting to get through this procedure with little or no trouble, then I’ll be having a pair of ham and cheese sandwiches with water then heading home so I can crash and recover. Remember, if you’re going to have a minor outpatient procedure make sure you have a bit to eat afterward for the energy and to replace what you’ve lost.
Why am I telling you this?
I felt like it. I guess I’m mostly reassuring myself and I’m doing that by reassuring you. Remember that for most of us what’s going to happen to me is pretty much the sort of ordinary thing that happens to others. If you’ve got something like a colonoscopy coming up be assured that the great majority of the time it’s nothing but a small inconvenience.