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Since you asked ... and many of you did ... I am happy to report that last Friday's colonoscopy (and endoscopy) went extremely well, and that I apparently have the colon of a 30-year-old.

And here's what I can tell you about the experience. The procedure itself is a piece of cake. As most people know, it is the prep - not eating, and drinking a mixture that essentially cleans you out the day before - that can be the most challenging.

But you know what? Even that's not so bad. Add the mixture to diet ginger ale, and it is entirely drinkable, you have a few hours when you have to stay close to home, and if you're lucky, the next day someone tells you that everything looks good, and come back in X number of years. (In my case, three. That's how old I am.) And, if they find something, they can deal with it, quickly, efficiently, and hopefully before it becomes a much bigger problem.

I'm not a doctor, and I don't even play one on TV. But I'm here to tell you that if you are the right age and you haven't had a colonoscopy, there's nothing to be afraid of.

Ignorance ain't bliss. It's just ignorance.
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