Colonoscopy Today – Be Back In A Day Or Two

I had serious colon cancer years ago and I had to have a number of colonoscopies.  They’re not fun – but they saved my life.


Katie Couric’s husband died of colon cancer in 1998 and so she took the dramatic step of  receiving a colonoscopy live on national television.  She showed  the exam is simple and painless. Because of Katie’s demonstration, colonoscopies spiked 20% across the country and saved countless lives.

You can even watch your own colonoscopy on video while it’s happening but it’s pretty boring.  That’s why I asked the Doctor if I could watch Katie’s colon instead?  Without a word he signaled the nurse for more medication and I woke up in the recovery room.

Here are some other things you should NOT say during your colonoscopy:

1. ‘Take it easy, Doc. You’re boldly going where no man has gone before!’

2. ‘Can you hear me NOW?’

3. ‘Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?’

4 ‘Any sign of the trapped miners, Captain?’

5. ‘Next time, can I play the ventriloquist?’

And my favorite:

‘Do ya think you could you write a note telling everyone my head’s not up there?’


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