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The goal of a colonoscopy... I&a ...

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:04pm
The goal of a colonoscopy... I'll let your imaginations run wild as to what I mean by that.  (Hint: you'll find out at the end of this post.)

The goal of a colonoscopy... I' ll let your imaginations run wild as to what I mean by that. (Hint: you' ll find out by the end of this post.)

There’s not much to post today, so I thought I’d share a comment exchange I’ve been having with Christopher Gabriel over at his blog, Blog Harbor.  He wrote a hilarious post about his colonoscopy experience, and I noticed that he seems to have missed out on a portion of the experience that I always find the most rewarding:  the post-procedure-but-still-drugged snack.  After my first colonoscopy, they gave me a warm cheese scone- and I craved cheese scones for months afterwards.

Leanne:    Aww, it sounds like you missed out on the best part of a colonoscopy: getting hospital food while you’re still sedated. Sounds boring, I know, but I swear the cheese scone I got while still stoned on Versed was the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my life.

CGabriel:    Hi Leanne, and thanks for stopping by! I believe you make a very fair point so here’s my question: When you now go into your favorite bakery, does the sight of cheese scones immediately send you back to your colonoscopy? There seems to exist at least the possibility of some significant food-procedure association going on here: Cheese Scone – Colonoscopy. You could explore the idea the next time you’re ordering one . . . perhaps break into colonoscopy details, the ones you remember, with the counter person. Just a thought. :-)

Leanne:    Ha, it’s true- I do still associate cheese scones with colonoscopies. I have to get them regularly, so for me they’re like the prize at the end of the ordeal. I was quite disappointed when I just got a lousy blueberry muffin at the end of my most recent one!

CGabriel:   Leanne, I have this idea of the conversation in your doctor’s office:

Doctor: So Leanne, we’ll schedule you for–

Leanne: Yeah, yeah, that’s fine — but what are they serving?

Doctor: What are…who, serving?

Leanne: The “post-oscopy” meal? What are we having? Fresh muffins, scones, maybe some strawberries and cream…WHAT, WHAT??

Doctor: Juice.

Leanne: Whattya mean……..juice? I come to this hospital for great bakery items. Don’t tell me…juice.

Doctor: Juice…..oh, and some water if you want it.

Leanne: Juice, wa—–I’m done with you people. I’m outta here. I’m goin’ somewhere else.

Leanne:   That was hilarious :) Luckily enough, my doctor has a great sense of humor- he’d probably bring me a cheese scone himself if I put up that big a fuss!

Maybe I should start packing a post-oscopy lunchbag? Hmm…

Hmm, the more I re-read that exchange, the more I think it sounds like the only motivation for going in for a colonoscopy is, for me, the cheese at the end of the maze!

(CGabriel, I hope you don’t have a problem with me posting this- let me know if you do! :) )

The goal of a colonoscopy... I'll let your imaginations run wild as to what I mean by that.  (Hint: you'll find out at the end of this post.)

The goal of a colonoscopy... I' ll let your imaginations run wild as to what I mean by that. (Hint: you' ll find out by the end of this post.)

There’s not much to post today, so I thought I’d share a comment exchange I’ve been having with Christopher Gabriel over at his blog, Blog Harbor.  He wrote a hilarious post about his colonoscopy experience, and I noticed that he seems to have missed out on a portion of the experience that I always find the most rewarding:  the post-procedure-but-still-drugged snack.  After my first colonoscopy, they gave me a warm cheese scone- and I craved cheese scones for months afterwards.

Leanne:    Aww, it sounds like you missed out on the best part of a colonoscopy: getting hospital food while you’re still sedated. Sounds boring, I know, but I swear the cheese scone I got while still stoned on Versed was the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my life.

CGabriel:    Hi Leanne, and thanks for stopping by! I believe you make a very fair point so here’s my question: When you now go into your favorite bakery, does the sight of cheese scones immediately send you back to your colonoscopy? There seems to exist at least the possibility of some significant food-procedure association going on here: Cheese Scone – Colonoscopy. You could explore the idea the next time you’re ordering one . . . perhaps break into colonoscopy details, the ones you remember, with the counter person. Just a thought. :-)

Leanne:    Ha, it’s true- I do still associate cheese scones with colonoscopies. I have to get them regularly, so for me they’re like the prize at the end of the ordeal. I was quite disappointed when I just got a lousy blueberry muffin at the end of my most recent one!

CGabriel:   Leanne, I have this idea of the conversation in your doctor’s office:

Doctor: So Leanne, we’ll schedule you for–

Leanne: Yeah, yeah, that’s fine — but what are they serving?

Doctor: What are…who, serving?

Leanne: The “post-oscopy” meal? What are we having? Fresh muffins, scones, maybe some strawberries and cream…WHAT, WHAT??

Doctor: Juice.

Leanne: Whattya mean……..juice? I come to this hospital for great bakery items. Don’t tell me…juice.

Doctor: Juice…..oh, and some water if you want it.

Leanne: Juice, wa—–I’m done with you people. I’m outta here. I’m goin’ somewhere else.

Leanne:   That was hilarious :) Luckily enough, my doctor has a great sense of humor- he’d probably bring me a cheese scone himself if I put up that big a fuss!

Maybe I should start packing a post-oscopy lunchbag? Hmm…

Hmm, the more I re-read that exchange, the more I think it sounds like the only motivation for going in for a colonoscopy is, for me, the cheese at the end of the maze!

(CGabriel, I hope you don’t have a problem with me posting this- let me know if you do! :) )

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