Hey everybody! I'm glad to be back visiting with you on a daily basis. If you've ever listened to Mid Ohio's Country WNCO, then we're probably already friends. If not , let me introduce myself. I'm Matt Appleby, a Lexington native and Ashland High School graduate who's been on the air in mid Ohio since the winter of 1980. And yes that is my real name (who'd make that up?) My wife Kelly and I make our home in Mansfield and our daughter Sara is out on her own working as a case manager RN for a home health care agency. And while this is my first opportunity to DJ on Y105, I have been a fan of this station for a long time and I love the music. I'd be glad to have you as a Facebook friend, too. Thanks for tuning in weeknights on Y105!
How was your Monday morning? Mine was, to say the least, an adventure. I experienced an important procedure dreaded by men around the world. One that I've been warned about all my adult life and I worried about, heard commedians joke about, even spoke about to others who had the same test. The Colonoscopy.
I've talked about it to my doctor before, but once I turned 50 , it was time. I'd like to jokingly tell you about the horrors that await you men of similar age but to be completely honest, it wasn't that bad! I arrived at the facility at 7:00am and had I-V fluids going by 7:30, and was out cold by 7:45. The actual colonsocopy (I'm told) lasted around five minutes and I felt and remembered none of it. About 45 minutes I woke up from a very deep and restful sleep, was given a small snack and was out the door shortly after 9. The remainder of the day was recovering (and napping) comfortably at home. It's recommended you don't drive for 24 hours because of the anesthesia, so I wasn't going anywhere.
If there is anything I hated about the experience was the day-long prep on Sunday. (brought to me in part by Mirilax, Magnesium Citrate, Gatorade, Broth, Jello and water). Let me stress upon you, One cannot do anything else once you start. Nuff said!
So why put ourselves through a colonoscopy? To diagnose potential problems including cancer.
WEB-MD explains as follows: "A Colonoscopy is an outpatient procedure in which your large bowel is examined. Your doctor may perform the procedure to diagnose and treat, when possible, certain diseases of the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and may be used to screen for colon cancer and evaluate many problems, including: Abdominal pain, Anemia (low red blood cells), Blood in the stool, Change in bowel habits, Unexplained weight loss."
I did not get a souvenir video nor get to review snapshots but I was assured there are no issues to be concerned about, I just should eat more fiber. If they had found something I would have been glad to know now. As it stands, I'm not expecting to have to have another for many years.
Guys, don't be afraid, let your doctor scope your colon...Scope It! It's important!