Monday, May 14, 2007

I'm on a liquid diet right now,

but not to lose weight. My posting has been a bit erratic lately, and I've not commented on all the fascinating entries all of you have made as I would have liked partially because my already complicated life has recently included tests that have involved drawing twelve vials of blood, an overnight hospital stay, and a transfusion. The liquid diet is in aid of a colonoscopy tomorrow- the closest thing to "solid" I'm having is Vicodin. I admit to being just a bit scared. If you think of me tomorrow, please chant "negative" three times- it would be much appreciated.

UPDATE:
Cancer, polyps, etc., all negative! Which, of course, means more tests; but on the other hand, almost all the really bad possibilities have been eliminated, and the probability is that what's left can be treated with outpatient surgery.

5 comments:

ms. kitty said...

Good luck, Joel, you're in my prayers and I will chant for you.

Chalicechick said...

ooh... Vicodin. I'm a cheap drunk on wussy stuff like tylenol with codeine so the prospect of Vicodin is pretty enticing...

The rest of the post doesn't sound so good. You're in my thoughts, Dude.

CC

Joel Monka said...

CC, you think Vicodin is enticing? The Vicodin was merely what I was sent home with for maintenance- at the hospital I got a shot of morphine in the tuchis.

ms. kitty said...

What good news, Joel! I hope the rest of the tests tell you what the real deal is with your innards.

Will said...

Best wishes for a speedy diagnosis and recovery. This can't be fun.