I had a milestone birthday recently and had a batch of routine medical checkups. The MDs and nurses all marveled at the results and said there’s absolutely nothing wrong with me, which is always nice to hear.
Most were a bit startled to learn I work out or run at least four times a week. Apparently most people don’t. That exercise keeps you healthy is incontrovertible, which is a major reason to do it. The other is you feel better afterward.
As part of the checkups, I got to have my first colonoscopy (imagine my excitement.) It turned out to be no big deal, and involves running a thin tube up your colon and having a peek. The amazing thing is, if they find any polyps or cancer, they can often remove it during the colonoscopy. This is preventative medicine at its best. (The whole procedure takes about 30 minutes and you go home an hour later.)
A good friend had a colonoscopy a while back. Red alert. They found major cancer and operated days later, saying three more weeks and he would have been a goner. With regular colonoscopies, colon cancer is quite preventable and treatable. Don’t avoid having one.