Sigmoidoscopy. Funny word, isn’t it. For those who don’t know, the sigmoid portion of the colon is the lower portion, the funny little curved part right before attaching to the rectum. So a sigmoidoscopy is checking out that portion with a little camera. The procedure is done while you’re awake and is relatively free of discomfort (relatively being the keyword and, of course, everything is relative).
Anyway, that’s what I had done yesterday. The surgeon wanted to check out his handiwork from my last surgery and make sure nothing was growing in there that isn’t supposed to be. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous going into this. The too-small, paper-thin gown didn’t help. The cold gel didn’t help. And leaving the exam room door open for all to see didn’t help (I did eventually ask them to close the door!).
But all went well. The surgeon said things couldn’t look better, and he truly seemed proud of his work. Surgeons.
So I’m ready for surgery #2 in January.
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