Friday, August 11, 2017

The importance of maintenance

Once you reach a certain age, things begin to go off inside you, and so a regular program of maintenance is called for.  Part of this is them going in to clean out any odd growths from your digestive tract.  And so it's off to the doctor for a rather uncomfortable morning.

Actually, the morning should be fine; the prep work last evening was the uncomfortable bit.



The last one was 6 months ago, and they found (and removed) something sort of big and sort of strange.  Today is to check that they got it.  Hopefully it will be in and out, and good news from the doc.  I expect that if it's not good news it would be pretty bad news, so we've all learned the importance of a proper maintenance schedule, haven't we.

Blogging has been off for a bit and will continue to be off for a bit.

UPDATE 11 August 2017 12:50: Back home with a clean bill of health.  A little woozy still, but don't need another "oil change" for three years.  Go team me!

9 comments:

Tim Wolter said...

If the inventor of Versed did not get the Nobel Prize for Medicine some kind of fix was in. Tell the person giving anesthesia you'd like a big helping.

TW

ambisinistral said...

Good luck to you. Hope both sets of your plumbing work as intended.

David aka True Blue Sam said...

I hope it goes easily and you get a good report.

JD said...

Good luck hope all is well!

Murphy(AZ) said...

Been there, done that. Same as you: first time they found "stuff" and removed it. Second time they found a few more. Overall, good news and next revisit a couple years off. In my case, Propafal can be your friend for the procedures, and Whataburger afterwards!

doubletrouble said...

Best 'o luck BP!

Unknown said...

I don't think they have Whataburger in Borepatch's part of the world. But I'm glad everything came out okay, so to speak.

lee n. field said...

First time I had one done, 8 or 10 years ago, it was full anasthesia. Second time, earlier this year, they doped me up with something considerably less potent, and I mostly dozed on the drive home, instead of crashing for hours.

Prep was different too. Less explosive the night before, but a second round early in the morning.

libertyman said...

My doc says he does 1500 of these procedures a year. But you are very smart to have it done. I think it is a real life saver. Uncomfortable prep, of course, but worth it.
Glad they are able nip things in the bud, as it were.