Friday, October 7, 2016

Glogirly's Test

WAFFLES:  So Boss, why's Glogirly drinking all those jugs of stuff and scrunching her nose?


KATIE:  She's getting ready to go to her doctor for a colonoscopy.

WAFFLES:  A colon-what-opy?

KATIE:  It's a test to make sure she's healthy.

WAFFLES:  Does she have to study for it? She's going to get an A, right?

KATIE:  She hopes so. You know, if her mom would have had this done when she was Glogirly's age, she might still be alive. It's not much fun, but it's a really important test.

WAFFLES:  Why isn't it fun?


KATIE: You know what it's like to play Hide the Thermometer at the vet, right? It's like that but with a camera.


WAFFLES:  How big's the camera??


The Prep is the Worst Part
At least that's what Glogirly's friends have been telling her. As we're writing this, she's already gulped down two liters of what can only be described as the worst tasting liquid ever. She has to get up at 2:00 am and drink two more liters of it before she goes in for her test at 7:00 am.

As yucky as it is, all she has to do is think of her mom and how much she misses her and the test doesn't seem so bad anymore. When Glogirly was just 23 years old, she lost her mom to cancer. Cancer, according to her doctors, that could have been treatable if only it had been found in time through a routine colon screening. But her mom was one of those strong, silent types that never got sick, never complained and put off going to the doctor. Glogirly is fast approaching the age her mom was when she died.

So if you're procrastinating a visit to the doctor, the dentist, the vet... it's best not to dilly dally. We want to keep loving our girl for many more years. And many more breakfasts and dinners too. 



29 comments:

  1. Poor Waffles ... Katie BLEW. HIS. MIND. again (okay, so it doesn't take much ...). Wishing Glogirly all the best ... yes, the prep IS the worst part. My Mom died when I was 34, but she was in a nursing home for 11 years before that. There are no words.

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  2. The prep does suck but dead is far worse. The test is a breeze. You don't even remember it.

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  3. My human and I are really glad Glogirly is biting the bullet and drinking that swill! Just don't let her do what my human's boyfriend did when he had his colonoscopy - he asked for NO anesthesia! He thinks he is above pain, but he said he almost passed out! (He still says it was a fascinating experience to be conscious... my human doesn't think it would be worth it for her!) Opt for the good drugs and be oblivious.

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  4. Been there done that!The prep is worst than the test believe me. Plus they can give you a relaxant. You are doing the right thing. It's best to get tested early on and you know about this. I'm sorry about your Mom. Think about her through this and you'll be fine. Keep us posted.

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  5. We hope all goes well. Our Paul hod one and he coped OK You are Super Glogirly and Waffles idol and OF COURSE you WILL be Super FINE!

    We send our encouraging hugs.

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  6. Our mommy has been there too. The prep is the worst. Purr prayers fur all the best!

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  7. Waffles, ZGirl is about Glogirly's age and she has had this test done 6 times cuz she had an ulcer that ate a hole through her stomach...the Drs still don't know why so they like to look with that camera and make sure she is healthy. We didn't remember that it was colon cancer that took Glogirly's mom at such a young age. It's good to remind everyone that this test saves lives. It saved ZGirls mom, she had the cancer and it was caught early. So even though that stuff tastes gross, it is the worst part. Drugs are key, as a few people have said. And you know what ZGirl treats herself to after her tests? Waffles! (The kind from the griddle). Katie, we hope you will be a good nurse when Glogirly gets home. She willl be fine, but everyone needs some purrs after a big test! We hope she gets a clean bill of health!

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  8. Good luck! Our peep just had one of thems...yesterday! All over now, but She kept using new words like "Yuk yuk!!

    Plus she didn't speak to us as much as usual She told us this morning she's SOooo glad it's over. Plus we get to come back in the bedroom! Good luck again!

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  9. Yep, Dad says the prep is the worst of it, otherwise it will be the best snoozy ever!

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  10. Not a fun test at all but so nice when it's all over!!! Hemingway and Steinbeck don't understand how a camera can go in there either. :) Just let your two lovies purr and take care of you!
    Hugs.........Pam

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  11. Yes the prep is the worst as you don't remember the test at all. Colon cancer is highly hereditary so we are crossing our paws for Glogirly. Oh and mom has the most handsome gastro doctor of all so makes it worth it.

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  12. don't worry Waffles - the camera is MUCH smaller than the one Glogirly uses

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  13. We wish your mom the best. It is important to get screenings done. Our mom is a breast cancer survivor (diagnosed at age 45) and we make sure to get mammograms annually now!

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  14. Our person got the more expensive stuff that only requires she drink 16 ounces of it and lots of water. Much easier... Have a nice nap now that the hard part is over!

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  15. The prep is the worst part, but it's so important to be pro active in regards to your health=this is a very good PSA post!...Wishing Glogirly the best always...Happy Friday, adorable friends=Waffles is too funny!!...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat

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  16. Yes, as everyone has said, the prep is the worst. Bring a table into the bathroom and just stay there. It will save a lot of time and mess. The test is a snap! And afterward you feel fine, no pain at all, maybe a little lightheaded from all that prep. I'm sure your results will be fine.

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  17. We wish you have not so much imagination, Waffles ! Good luck to Glogirly ! Purrs

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  18. Mommy had it done too. Hers is every 10 years. Don't you feel as though they give us one every time we see the Doc-ula!!
    Lily & Edward

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  19. Our mom had that test done not long ago, too. She said it was horrible drinking all that stuff. But she's glad she did it...and so are we. We purr that everything went well for Glogirly.

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  20. We think that's the perfect picture to use with the word colonoscopy!
    have a super weekend...

    Noodle and crew

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  21. Katie an' Waffles,
    Mine Lady had dis test six monfs ago an' she said dat it wazznt dat bad. She suggests wearing a Depends to the doctor in case ob leaking. She slept a bunch ob time after dis test.
    Good luck, Glogirly!
    Toffee

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  22. The prep I had was horrible. I hope Glogirlys is not as bad.

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  23. TW had one of those 20 years ago and promises never again. I'm not gonna say more cos the technology has probably gotten so much better. Hope she gets an A+++.

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  24. Good luck on the "test!" Ugh...I had a colonoscopy about 6 yrs ago...the actual test was a piece of cake...the prep..........OMG............I HATED it. You are so right, it is awful The test was seriously nothing though. I am bad, the first time around they found benign polyps and I was supposed to go back last year (I am supposed to have this test every 5 yrs instead of 10) and I cancelled it. I just couldn't bear to drink that crap again. Maybe before this year is out I will finally schedule it. Good luck!!!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  25. I hope all went well. The prep truly is the worst part.

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  26. Mum says she hopes your mum's test went well and they didn't find anything.

    Mum has gone through this too, Twice!

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  27. We hope that all went well at the peeps vet!

    Purrs

    Basil & Co xox

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  28. that camera photo is priceless.. I do not look forward to my first one, but when it comes time..

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