Six months ago we made appointments for when we expected to be here in Virginia Beach. And we have systematically checked them off.
- Pam got a mammogram done and then a few days later had a follow up. We did a different test and they took another look and now issues - everything is as it should be.
- Next were our physicals - both were scheduled the same day and again we both are healthy 61 year olds.
- We have missed our dental exam last year and it was time for cleaning and a check on cavities. I am always at a disadvantage when I get my teeth checked. Pam is diligent, regular and thorough at cleaning and flossing. It's hard to fake it when your mouth is open and the dentist asks, "Do you floss?". Well no, not much and it showed. He said I should do it and that failure to do so causes heart disease...What??... I had no idea and am not sure he is right, but really, I need to step it up and get with the program. Too many of my friends at my age are losing their teeth. Enough said - better dental hygiene is underway...
- Next stop was everyone's favorite -- a colonoscopy. First Pam's then mine. It was 10 years since her last and 11 years for mine. We picked up the prep stuff and she soldiered through it with no problems. They put her under so to speak, but she was talking a bit and semi with it during the whole procedure though she could feel no pain. I like the way Sentara has their system set up. We have Tricare military healthcare were in and out in about 3 hours. No issues. Everything looks good. After being on a liquid diet for 24 hours, we celebrated with lunch at Chick-Fil-A.
- I didn't want to miss the fun, so a few days later it was my turn. The challenge is the prep for the procedure. How in the world am I going to get down 17 gallons of that stuff?? OK it might have only been one gallon.
- I drank half the night before my appointment. The good news is the anti nausea pill that we had in order to get the 'oral solution' down. No doubt about it, its a challenge. They say to get it down as fast as you can. So I did and 6:23 minutes later I got it done.
- I had a 7:30 AM appointment so I was up at 3:30 AM for my pill and then again at 4:30 AM to drink the rest of it. I almost got it all down. Then over to the appointment and into the procedure room at the hospital. The last thing I remember the doctor saying was, "I am going to give you some magic juice". Then the nurses were saying, "Wake up, we're all done." The doctor said, "Do you have any questions for me?" I thought like---Who am I?, Where am I, etc etc...?
- Good news no issues. They removed 3 benign polyps. Come back again for this fun in 5 years... To celebrate, we went over to Waffle House. Bubba Watson, the pro golfer who has won 2 Masters Championships - went to one after he won this year.
- I thought I'd try it out. I haven't been to one in 40 years. Ugh - there's a reason I haven't been there in so long... It got the job done. I had a cheese omelet which was fine but
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