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Posted Sep 22 2008 11:01am

This has been a crazy week for me. We played racquetball Monday (no shocker there), Tuesday was supposed to be my women's group but I put it in a week early, Wednesday we were supposed to play racquetball but "The Hubby" wasn't feeling up to it so I had my girlfriend come to hang out for the night. Today was crazy because I totally forgot that I had a doctors appointment today and I was 10 minutes late for that. Tomorrow I have another plus the Worldfest 5K on Saturday morning and friends coming up Saturday night. It's just been unusual from me and I wasn't on top of things like I normally am. I'm really tired today and really can't focus. It's been happening a little more frequently so I'm not sure if I'm coming down with something very slowly or what the deal is.

I have been getting tons of bad news these past few days. I found out yesterday that my fraternal grandmother died earlier in the week. My friend from middle school, her baby passed away of placental abruption yesterday with just under two months to go. I feel bad for my friend because I know what it's like to lose a child but I miscarried so early that I didn't even know what we were having. And my best friend's sister has been in the hospital for the past week with pre-term contractions and is now on bed rest. My heart goes out to everyone this week.

After the news of babies, I'm kind of glad to know that I will never have to worry again about complications during pregnancy. Three pregnancies and two children are quite enough for us, especially with everything else going on right now with health stuff.

"The Hubby" and all of his man glory was perusing Google and he came across this article regarding CT colonography vs. regular colonoscopy. There valid points with both and this is only meant for with the average risk of colon cancer. Basically it states that you still have to prep your bowels for both. If there are suspicious polyps that you will have to go through a regular colonoscopy for a biopsy. The CT was able to find most polyps that were 10mm or larger and found a few less polyps that were between 6-10mm. If you are in the lucky group that gets to go every five years (which there is talk of changing) and you have the CT colonography the radiation dose may be too high for some people that often.

As a person who has been through the thick of it and has had to have both the upper GI and the colonoscopy, I would much rather go the the old school colonoscopy because remember that if there are abnormalities found, you have to go through the colonoscopy anyway. Why not just do it right the first time, plus if you're given anesthesia, why not do it?

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