Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Proper Procedure

I don't normally publish this kind of filth, but ...




todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I attend an A.A. Big Book study each Tuesday morning; yesterday morning, just 2 hours before going into hospital for a colonoscopy (which required a total colon cleansing), the story we read was on page 512 of the 4th edition, entitled "Empty On The Inside."
Now, don't tell me my HP doesn't have a sense of humor!

that my medical procedure yesterday went fine; they removed one polyp and should have the biopsy result in a day or two.

that I felt totally back to abnormal about 2 hours after coming home from the hospital; I wholeheartedly suggest that each of us over the age of 50 have this procedure done at least every 3 years. The payoff is tremendous, just like staying sober!

for water to drink

for food to eat

for coffee

for long, civilised, late-night talks with Hayden to straighten out our difficulties; it works every time

that tomorrow is hAAlf nAAked thursdAAy -- ideas get more difficult after doing this each week for 2 years, but I keep trying to come up with something original

"A lot of people have died wanting to get sober."
My Mind Is Out To Get Me

13 comments:

Pam said...

I love the last line Daave. I'm so glad that we stopped "wanting" to get sober, and took the necessary steps to actually get and stay sober.

Redhead Gal said...

Your HP does indeed have a sense of humor, must be where you get yours!

I too love your last line. I'm so grateful that I'm doing, instead of wanting.

Mary Christine said...

that video made me laugh!

I am glad your procedure went well and you were able to eat and drink afterwards.

And pu-lease, no colonoscopy pics for HNT.

Scott W said...

Got any sound recordings of that colonoscopy?

Scott said...

dAAve, I so love your sense of humor... I am craving another cup of coffee with you and Scott and a Lambda meeting... or two...

peanut said...

Dear dAAve,

I'm glad you are finished with the flush for another 3 years. I imagine that cup of coffee after so long was the BEST !

Yes, the AA program is for those who want it - I know of 2 people since yesterday who want it and can not seem to get it back. One has tried to end it all.

So much suffering in and out of the rooms.

I am so GRATEFUL !!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Ugh! Thanks for the reminder! I'm due for another of those and I've been putting off making that appt...

I HATE those two days of prep beforehand!

Tab said...

Thank you for sharing your colonoscopy awareness here Daave.
My Aunt died of colon cancer in 1997.On her death bed she told me to never overlook the importance of a colonoscopy! I haven't and will also share the awareness where I can.
It sure sounds like you are living life to the fullest and taking the best care of yourself that you can Daave..how awesome is that ?
xo Tab

Syd said...

I'm glad that all came out okay. And that you are healthy and in the pink. I like that you have those civilized talks to work out difficulties. I need more of those.

Sober @ Sundown said...

That is some funny filth!

Glad to hear you are well.

I can totally relate to not mixing foods (a few posts back). To this day, I still have to have my food separated.

msb said...

This girl has seen it all now. to funny.

piglet said...

love that dolphin video. glad your procedure went well, and i'm praying for a clean biopsy report for you.

Meg Moran said...

I've been wondering about your HNT post too dAAve....I mean you really have done some funny stuff...ever since you posted about the colonoscopy I started thinkin.....