I meant to write up a blog post in advance and schedule it to appear early this morning. That was until I got involved in the seriously scary business of drinking a full 2 liters of GoLytely solution in preparation for the colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy I had scheduled with my gastroenterologist this morning.
I want to reassure you all that the procedure itself was easy and quick. After just half an hour under the anesthetic, I woke up thinking I'd been asleep for hours and dreaming of last week's trip to Paris. Ten minutes later, I was up in a chair drinking coffee, eating Rice Krispy Treats, and viewing the lovely full-color photos of my innards the doc gave me for my scrapbook.
I'd put off these procedures for a number of years despite having lost two first cousins to midlife colon and stomach cancers. In retrospect, I'm not sure why I was afraid to schedule them. Fear of the unknown, perhaps? In truth, there really was nothing to fear.
The discharge instructions forbade me from driving, operating heavy machinery, or using power tools for the next 24 hours. Perhaps this ban should have included blogging.
So, before the lingering effects of the anesthesia cause me to write some truly scary and long-winded philosophical treatise on fear as it relates to travel, or travel as it relates to fear, I encourage you to visit Just Go!'s Blogapalooza, What a Strange Trip It's Been and sample more of the participating blogs.
Please remember to leave a comment for your chance at one of the cool goodie bags Angela is giving away to celebrate the occasion. Oh, and please tell Angela I sent you.