When people say something’s as pleasant as a colonoscopy, it’s not a compliment.
Funny thing is, the worst part of it isn’t the procedure itself.
Sure, it SOUNDS awful. No one likes the idea of what seems like an entire photography studio being sent up you-know-where, but you’re not even awake for that part.
If they do the job right, one minute you’re on the table, the next you’re waking up groggy with an appetite and a vague sense of having been kicked in the rear.
No, the truly unpleasant part is the preparation of the day and night before.
But a new change to the procedure can make that worst part a whole lot better.
If you’ve had a colonoscopy, you know what I’m talking about.
If you want the pipes checked, they need to be cleaned out first… and the only way to do that is with the world’s worst laxative.
They’re not just trying to get things moving down there. They’re pushing EVERYHING out, so the way it works now is you drink a gallon – literally a gallon – of the world’s foulest laxative the day and night before.
Then, you have to get ready to park your rear on the toilet while this thing runs its course.
Make sure there’s a book handy!
Truth be told, it’s not the toilet that’s the tough part. Who doesn’t like a good release?
It’s the glass after glass after glass of that “prep” potion.
One gallon adds up to 22 different 6-ounce mugs of the stuff. You can’t eat. You can’t even knock it back with a tastier drink.
That’s where I’ve got some good news.
There’s a new form of this bowel-cleanser that works in just 33 ounces, or just over five of those mugs, making it easier to handle… easier to knock back… and easier to get over with.
It also makes it easier for your doc to tell you that you’re out of excuses, so watch your rear.
He might push this stuff on you — and for the life of me, I can’t think of a reason not to play along.
Unlike other cancer screenings, a colonoscopy actually delivers. It plucks out potentially harmful growths, detects the earliest signs of cancer when it can still be treated and actually saves lives without ruining them.
If you haven’t had one… if you’re due… if you’re among the 1 in 3 older Americans who’ve never been screened, it’s time. Talk to your doc and see if he can hook you up with this newer, easier formula that’s expected to hit pharmacies later this summer.