Ok well, the whole colonoscopy thing is just as much fun as you think it is. Truth be told, I don't remember a thing about the actual procedure, but the 24 hours of nothing but clear liquids and the 12+ hours of being violently ill was fairly miserable. In the words of my friend's son, "This was not my favorite."
They removed two polyps and took several biopsies (results coming this week) but the doctor didn't see anything overly concerning. Between the polyps and my family history we will have to repeat in five years. Oh goody.
On the plus side, I did get a prescription medicine to try to help with my GI issues while running. I have only been using it for two days now but I am cautiously optimistic - the last two days have been great. I would be SO beyond happy to find an answer. Fingers and toes are crossed!!!
Here are two funnies from my morning in the hospital:
- The nurse was getting me ready for the procedure (fashionable gown, IV, vital signs, etc.). She hooked me up to a bunch of things and all the beeping started. She did a nervous giggle and then said, "You are either an athlete or have a heart blockage because your heart rate is 42." Ha!
- Doctor: "Do you still have these problems when you don't run?"
Me: (pause)... "I don't know... I always run."
Luckily the doctor is an athlete too so he gets it.
I was glad that I only missed one day of running with all of this fun. My energy level rebounded quickly and I am enjoying building my mileage back up and training with some intensity again. We did have a nice weekend where just about everyone was home for all of it (and everyone was home on Sunday). There is nothing better than having everyone home sweet home. I have the best family ever. :) This week Josh and four of the big kids will be gone for three days to state indoor track.
Can you believe that March is less than a week away? Yay for St. Patty's Day and the start of spring and my birthday! :)