Mick it is so true:
It gets down to people's own comfortabilty level with a doctor sometimes, you should never be shy to have simple tests like digital exams done as an early detection, it could save your life. I'm getting ready for my second colonoscopy very soon, the one lesson the the prep work teaches you is to draw a circle 10 feet from the toilet and never cross that line if you hope to make it for 24 hours as they clean your system, often here with Fleet Phophosoda, which sucks ever liquid in your body and drives it to your colon cause a cleaning so well after the second does that Kenny G could play you like a saprano sax. Lordy that stuff makes you feel like a volcano ready to erupt, often when least expecting it - so my word of advice, always expect it! Oh and in the words of Jack Nicolson in The Bucket list "Never trust a fart!"
I woke up with 3ft of camera still inside me (not a personal record, but we were all young and stupid once - just kidding by the way) , so I woke up and was asked if I wanted to go back under and said NO WAY, I WANT TO WATCH. Everything was fine, but now at 51 it is time to do it again. I guess the only really embarressing part is that they want to hear you fart like a buffalo before the will let you go - that's to get all the nitrogen gas out that they pump you full of as they insert the camera.
Yep, as we get older, the tests are never more fun and I imagine more embarrassing, I take comfort in the fact that this is probably the millionth rear end those people have seen and surely the only one not comfortable is us.
If Johnnybigfish can put his hernia pics on youtube, I think I should be able to put my "before and after photos" of my colonoscopy there too - lol. Seems only fair. I think I'll name it "FULL MOON over Manchester" :-P
Men and Women, do what you are supposed to do and when you are suppose to do it - it can and likely will save your life. No matter what bad news life dishes out, it is always better to know than to live in the dark.