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For those inquiring minds....
A note from my brother - OTT

I called my friend Andy Sable, a Gastroenterologist, to make an appointment for a Colonoscopy. A few days later, in his office, Andy showed me a color diagram of the colon, a lengthy organ that appears to go all over the place, at one point passing briefly through Minneapolis.
Then Andy explained the Colonoscopy procedure to me in a thorough, reassuring and patient manner. I nodded thoughtfully, but I didn't really hear anything he said, because my brain was shrieking, quote, 'HE'S GOING TO STICK A TUBE 17,000 FEET UP YOUR BEHIND !!!!'

I left Andy's office with some written instructions, and a prescription for a product called 'MoviPrep,' which comes in a box large enough to
hold a microwave oven. I will discuss MoviPrep in detail later; for now suffice it to say that we must never allow it to fall into the hands of America's enemies. I spent the next several days productively sitting around being nervous. Then, on the day before my Colonoscopy, I began my preparation. In accordance with my instructions, I didn't eat any solid food that day; all I had was chicken broth, which is basically water, only with less flavor. Then, in the evening, I took the MoviPrep. You mix two packets of powder together in a one-liter plastic jug, then
you fill it with lukewarm water. (For those unfamiliar with the metric system, a liter is about 32 gallons.) Then you have to drink the whole jug. This takes about an hour, because MoviPrep tastes - and here I am being kind -like a mixture of goat spit and urinal cleanser, with just a hint of lemon.

The instructions for MoviPrep, clearly written by somebody with a great sense of humor, state that after you drink it, 'a loose watery bowel movement may result.' This is kind of like saying that after you jump off your roof, you may experience contact with the ground.
MoviPrep is a nuclear laxative. I don't want to be too graphic, here, but: Have you ever seen a space-shuttle launch? This is pretty much the MoviPrep experience, with you as the shuttle. There are times when you wish the commode had a seat belt. You spend several hours pretty much confined to the bathroom, spurting violently. You eliminate everything. And then, when you figure you must be totally empty, you have to drink another liter of MoviPrep, at which point, as far as I can tell, your bowels travel into the future and start eliminating food that you have not even eaten yet.

After an action-packed evening, I finally got to sleep. The next morning my wife drove me to the clinic. I was very nervous. Not only was I worried about the procedure, but I had been experiencing occasional return bouts of MoviPrep spurtage . I was thinking,'What if I
spurt on Andy?' How do you apologize to a friend for something like that ? Flowers would not be enough. At the clinic I had to sign many forms acknowledging that I understood and totally agreed with whatever the heck the forms said. Then they led me to a room full of other colonoscopy
people, where I went inside a little curtained space and took off my clothes and put on one of those hospital garments designed by sadist perverts, the kind that, when you put it on, makes you feel even more naked than when you are actually naked. Then a nurse named Eddie put a little needle in a vein in my left hand. Ordinarily I would have fainted, but Eddie was very good, and I was already lying down. Eddie also told me that some people put vodka in their MoviPrep. At first I was ticked off that I hadn't thought of this, but then I pondered what would happen if
you got yourself too tipsy to make it to the bathroom, so you were staggering around in full " Fire Hose Mode. " You would have no choice but to burn your house.

When everything was ready, Eddie wheeled me into the procedure room, where Andy was waiting with a nurse and an anesthesiologist. I did not see the 17,000-foot tube, but I knew Andy had it hidden around there somewhere. I was seriously nervous at this point. Andy had me roll over on my left side, and the anesthesiologist began hooking something up to the needle in my hand. There was music playing in the room, and I realized that the song was 'Dancing Queen' by Abba. I remarked to Andy that, of all the songs that could be playing during this particular procedure, 'Dancing Queen' has to be the least appropriate . 'You want me to turn it up?' said Andy, from somewhere behind me . 'Ha ha,' I said . And then it was time, the moment I had been dreading for more than a decade . If you are squeamish, prepare yourself, because I am going to tell you, in explicit detail, exactly what it was like.

I have no idea . Really ... I slept through it. One moment, Abba was shrieking 'Dancing Queen! Feelthe beat from the tambourine ...' and the next moment, I was back in the other room, waking up in a very mellow mood. Andy was looking down at me and asking me how I felt....I felt excellent.... I felt even more excellent when Andy told me that it was all over, and that my colon had passed with flying colors. I have never been prouder of an internal organ.
Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist for the Miami Herald.


Colonoscopies are no joke, but these comments during exams were quite humorous...
A physician claimed that the following are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) before or after their colonoscopies :
1. 'Take it easy, Doc. You're boldly going where no man has gone before !
2. 'Find Amelia Earhart yet ?'
3. 'Can you hear me NOW ?'
4. 'Are we there yet ? Are we there yet ? Are we there yet ?'
5. 'You know, in Arkansas , we're now legally married.'
6. 'Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief ?'
7. 'You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out...'
8. 'Hey! Now I know how a Muppet feels !'
9. 'If your hand doesn't fit, you must quit !'

10. 'Hey Doc, let me know if you find my dignity.'
11. 'You used to be an executive at Enron, didn't you ?'
12. 'God, now I know why I am not gay.'
13. 'How far up did you go ? I now have a sore throat.'
And the best one of all..
14. 'Could you write a note for my wife saying that my head is not up here .
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funny shit man... thanks for the laugh... if it is real and it's from your brother i'm glad he's ok but thanks for the laugh!!
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you are lucky you were asleep. I watched the whole thing on the screen they had in there. Saw when he used those little alligator clip thingys to take samples and what not. Then went home, talked to my moms while gassing it on the throne before passing out. woke up later and looked like casper in the movie kids at the end "What the fuck happened???"

And yeah, that stuff they give you the day before, not only is it nasty coming out, but its some tough stuff to swallow, nasty.
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That is some funny stuff there. Thanks for sharing that!

Attitudes are contagious. Mine might kill you.
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That is by far the funniest thing I have read in a long time, couldn't stop laughing.

this is what you must look like having to watch the whole encounter.

I never gave it to anyone that didn't deserve it...
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Funny Stuff!

You always have the experience 3 seconds after you really needed it.
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That was hilarious, I was almost in tears!!
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Now that right there is funny I don't care what you say.

I did my first of many 2 years ago and when they brought me back they had wonderful news. you are scheduled later this week for the big C surgery. so here it is 2 years later and I am living the dream, riding my a$$ off (over 20k) this year on a new bike. it makes you look at things different than before, and I sure hope if they come at me with the kemo again I have the strength to tellem thanks but no thanks.

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sad thing was for me, i was 28 :-(

Oh well, better safe than sorry...
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