These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Over and done

Alrighty then, I'm back. Whew. Thursday night and Friday morning (prep time) were royal bitches!!! Thursday night was the evacuation process, and that left my body just weak. That is hard on anyone's body, but I'm thinking it is particularly hard on us the older we get. After several hours of, well, evacuation, I was exhausted and I had a bad case of the chills. I was finally able to go to bed around 11:30 and I covered up with all the blankets and snuggled the pups around me for warmth. I was finally able to sleep about 12:30.

Then in the morning, I had to finish the cleansing of my body with several enemas. If I'd been smart I would have warmed them a little, but I didn't think of it, and when I was done, I had a chill once again. I resolved it with a longer than usual, hotter than usual shower. Let me tell you at this age the internal thermostat doesn't work as well as it should, and that's a shame.

The colonscopy was a breeze in comparison, as I knew from past experience. And the prognosis is good. Nothing of concern in the findings! Woooo hooooo! I was advised to have a repeat in 10 years. Yeah, OK, sure. Honestly, at 77, I don't think so. If I have something wrong at that time, I'll just bite the bullet. I don't think I can do this again with 10 years added. Forgeddabouddit!

I've spent the weekend just taking it easy. I slept off and on most of Friday anyway. My nights have been long and slumber-some, and my days lazy. I've done a little bit of house work, but just a minimal amount. I've showered and changed pajamas, but I've been in pj's since about 1:00 on Friday!

Tomorrow is back to work. I'd love to have a week off to recuperate and putz around the house, but that's not a possibility. At least I go with the knowledge that I am in good health. That counts for a lot, doesn't it? Yeppers!

Later, y'all.


  1. I'm glad everything came out ok, errr, you know, that you got a good medical report. You take care of yourself. I'm glad you got some good rest.

  2. Glad to hear all went well, and with good results.

  3. Hi Lyn,
    I so remember the "Evacuation" process. I did it for my colonoscopy and a surgery a several years previous. It is just awful. And I know what you mean with the thermostat thing! I'm always either too hot or too cold. Once I get that cold the only thing that helps is a hot bath.
    I'm glad your test was good and hope you get back to feeling like your self again soon.
    Love Di ♥

  4. Well, thank heaven that is over, it sounds like a nightmare! Glad there was nothing to worry about.

  5. Thanks, all. I certainly hop-e anyone going through that has a "somebody" to be with them. Nothing the "somebody" can do, but misery likes company, ya know!

  6. You are very brave to go through all of that - glad it is good news. Every Blessing

  7. Good news Lyn - I have never had that procedure done, but when I was going through the cancer treatment I had so many CT scans, and apparently they can detect any bowel problems from that..(they diagnosed me with slight diverticulous or itis from the CT scan, so I dodged that bullet.

    Good for you...that hurdle is done for 10 years LOL

  8. Ruth, I'd hate to go through what you did, but I surely wish I could have the CT scan instead!!

  9. Glad you survived. Did you have to get someone to drive you home?
    I am finding that the older one gets the more reliance on other folks there is needed for medical tests.
    I am used to running in and having blood drawn/body looked at without having to involve a pit crew!

  10. PS..I just mention this because at 45 1/2, i am getting closer to the age when I should get my first colonoscopy and I hear you need a ride there and back when you get it done...

  11. (M)ary, oh, absolutely someone MUST drive you home! The anesthetic, while mild and leaves no ill after-effects, is an anesthetic and leaves you unsafe at the wheel. Pit crew essential!!!


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