Category: Daily Life

A Happy End

By , November 5, 2017

I’m so tempted to title this “A Happy Hind End,” but perhaps not?

I’m back from Juneau, where I recently had my first colonoscopy (see For Halloween: My Own Personal Horror Show!).

Despite any personal inconvenience or embarrassment, all went well. The doctors and nurses took excellent care of me, the process proved far less egregious than I’d imagined, and the results, as far as they’ve gone at this point, are good.

The Lion in Winter full Haines cast in a candid shot of a professional photo shoot. (L-R): Jed Blum-Evitts as King Philip of France, Riyan Stossel as Prince Geoffrey, Dominic Stossel as Prince John, Amanda Randles as Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, Ryan Staska as Prince Richard, Mark Zeiger as King Henry II, Gina Randles as Princess Alais (Photo: Michelle L. Zeiger).

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For Halloween: My Own Personal Horror Show!

By , October 31, 2017

Don’t even think about looking for photos here . . . .

When I got the call that my FIT test indicated I should go in for a colonoscopy, I swore I’d keep it to myself. After all, better humorists than I have written better essays about the procedure than I ever could, particularly Dave Barry (see A Journey Into My Colon—and Yours! from the Miami Herald).

What could I possibly add to that? Except this: the essay first appeared 9 years ago. A loved one recently got her colonoscopy, and, on a whim, wrote to Mr. Barry as instructed in the essay. All these years later, he’s still mailing certificates to people who get colonoscopies!

But I digress. Where was I? Ah, yes. The Horror . . . .

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