Colonoscopies and video games

So, one of the rites of passage is you get to have colonoscopies. My MD was explaining what would happen. I asked, the colon is curved, so how do you steer the tube? He said, with a little controller with buttons. Sounds like a video game, I said. He grinned and said, I’ve done so many colonoscopies that I’m really good at video games now.

One thing I didn’t know. This is a preventative tool, not just diagnostic. They see a polyp, they zap it then and there. Which is quite amazing, when you think about it, and something which makes it even more like a video game. “Enemy polyp spotted. Fire at will.”