Apologies that this week I just didn’t get anything posted. Yesterday and today I must catch up from a wild early week. On Monday, I finally got that colonoscopy (after the gastroenterologists had postponed THREE times). It was as uneventful as everyone had promised. (Thank you for your support!) And Movi-prep, the power laxative of my Doctor’s choice, is as gross as advertised. Hint to those who follow me in this procedure: it’s a little more tolerable if you suck on a lemon drop between doses. In the way of good news: the afternoon nap one takes upon arriving home after the procedure is wonderfully restful! And, most pleasant of all, I got a good result – no polyps, no surprises, no biopsies – I can check this off my list for another ten full years. Hooray.
Had an out-of-town guest Tuesday, and waved goodbye to her on Wednesday, just before the rotating storms rolled in to the Kansas City area. Went to my safe place, with a bag of dog treats, assuring that I would be followed by my companion, Karma. She is so named, by the way, so that when I praise her I’m spreading “Good Karma” and when I must discipline her I am reminded to concentrate on the offense and not her character, lest I spread the opposite. (Advisory note: For the reason cited, Karma is probably a great name for a dog, if it is a golden retriever. It is an unfortunate name for a small terrier with big issues. I must hold my tongue through enormously stressful moments of terrier judgment.)
Please note that Diane Finegood herself is checking in on the Let’s Help Diane post, so if you haven’t checked back there, please do. I would suspect that Dr. Sharma may peek in on us also, even though he has said we are not his audience (his colleagues are) and we aren’t representative of his patients, many of whom are, in his judgment, beyond the scope of a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach to self-management.
Have a great weekend! I’ll be back in the saddle next week.