Monday, November 14, 2011

NURSE: "Are you an athlete?" ME: "Yes... yes I am!"

WOW, I made you wait OVER A WEEK for results after my colonoscopy.  So, long story short...

*  I only lost 1.5 pounds!  SERIOUSLY ... after 48 hours of liquid diet and the "Gut Bomb," I now have scientific proof that I'm NOT full of shit...

*  Yes, the jet stream coming out my rear was very similar to the video posted on the previous entry...

*  I WOULDN'T HESITATE to have my next colonoscopy!!!  The fasting and clean out are uncomfortable, but the process as a whole was fine.  Knowing this process saved my husband's life, PRICELESS!!!

GREAT STORY!  I was in pre-op... I was starting to breathe again because the nurse just put in my IV line (which is what I was the most nervous about because I HATE NEEDLES)...  and she went about taking all of my vitals.  All of a sudden she said, "WOW! Are you an athlete?"  I got the BIGGEST smile on my face and replied, "YES... yes I am!"  I started giggling just a bit and asked the nurse why she was asking.  The nurse replied that she had just taken my resting heart rate (it was 54!!!) and that it was so low that either I was an athelete or there was a problem.  I quickly shared with her the journey I've been on... the weight I've lost... the training I've been doing.  And, I have to say that I WAS SOOOOOO TICKLED that SCIENCE PROVED that I have indeed been kicking my own butt!!!  I am still 30-40 pounds overweight... I'm still 2 sizes above my goal... BUT... MY... HEART... ALREADY... BEATS... LIKE... AN... ATHLETE...

WOW!

Ohhhh, my results.  They found and removed 2 polyps... at age 41... they are doing a biopsy, but expect everything is FINE!  Next colonoscopy... 10 years!

What did Jeff think about all this...?  I don't know what I did or said while I was still under those FANTASTIC drugs, but it must have been good, because I just remember Jeff smiling and laughing... I was either funny or he was so happy that I was OK... or, perhaps... a little of both...

I LOVE AND ADORE my sweet husband... enough said! :-)

2 comments:

Jeff said...

A little of you being funny, more of being glad you are OK.
I Love You!
Jeff

Tracey Locher said...

(sniff... sniff...) I LOVE you, Sweetheart!