Let's get this straight: this isn't my colon
Today was the day.
After much preparation, many Peglytes, and a lot of time on the toilet, I presented myself at the appointed time to undergo a routine, or almost, colonoscopy.
Ah! The delights of aging.
Being somewhat (i.e. very) cowardly, I requested a sedative. And so, I am happy to report, I managed to avoid seeing any of my own colon. Besides, as Mrs Ottawacker says frequently enough, my head is usually up my own arse often enough, so I wouldn't have been seeing anything new.
A few polyps, a little diverticulosis, the results will be in in a couple of weeks.
I thought of asking for a scan of my colon to use as my blip - but bottled out of it. Instead, allow me to present an inflatable colon: one which you could walk down if you so wished. You could see what a polyp looks like up close and personal. You could "ooh" at the diverticular sacs and "aah" at the symptoms of Crohn's.
Not sure whether it is scratch and sniff though. I assume not....