I Need a What? | Marcia Kester Doyle

July 24, 2014 6:54 PM

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I Need a What? | Marcia Kester Doyle

A colonoscopy. The scary "C" word. Something I've been putting off for a while. This is what you get for your birthday once you hit 50. "Hey, happy birthday! Here's your present -- a gift-wrapped colonoscopy!" Fortunately, they don't sell home kits for that sort of stuff, or else everyone would lie about their birthday and stay 49 forever. My husband had to drag me kicking and screaming into the doctor's office because I seriously rebelled the idea of a camera being shoved up my you-know-what. Who the heck wants that? "Wow! What a gorgeous morning! It's a great day for a colonoscopy!"

Unfortunately, it's a fact of life once you reach your middle-age years. The only way I agreed to do it was if my husband scheduled his procedure the same day as mine. "The family that has a colonoscopy together, stays together!" My husband was four years overdue, so he was anxious to get it done. H...

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