December 11, 2008

Helpful Alternatives

Taking blogging to a new low here at the House of Bou, I saw this article at MSN on these drugs getting the sternest of warnings.

Bowel clearing drugs.

I'm sorry, but I had to read the article. I was wondering... what in the world could they be warning people about.

I mean really.

We know what the drugs are SUPPOSED to do.. so why warn anyone? Evidently there are some potential issues with kidney failure etc.

Have you read Dave Barry's column on the colossal colon? A MUST READ for anyone about to have a colonoscopy exam. I sent it to every guy in the office before they had theirs last year.

And when one of the bookends suggested he mix his Vodka with the 'bowel clearing drugs' his doctor gave him an emphatic NO. (You have to read the article to get it...)

Anyway, there are other ways to do the whole bowel clearing without resorting to drugs. One of them is to just drive through Miami. That's in... be behind the wheel. That does it to me every time.

Of course drinking that stuff is probably safer...

Eating at certain restaurants here in town will do it. That's a more expensive way, but I'm sure much more pleasurable than drinking that bottle of junk they give you.

And of course, if someone would just bottle water from Mexico and send it here to give out before colonoscopies, I hear that'll do it too... for days.

Just trying to be helpful...

Posted by Boudicca at December 11, 2008 10:40 PM | TrackBack

Cod liver oil? Or is that mineral oil? One of those ... drink a whole glassful... then run around the block and drink some water. Or is that the way to help the baby come out? ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at December 12, 2008 05:49 AM

Arthur's having a colonoscopy Monday, so Sunday will be spent... with the bottle, so to speak.

Posted by: pam at December 12, 2008 08:19 AM

Good timing Bou. My MD told me today that I'm due for one of those fun exams.

(And Dave Barry is right, it isn't really THAT bad. I had one a few years ago).

Posted by: George at December 12, 2008 04:16 PM

When my turn comes for one of those exams, I'm going to demand a steak and seafood dinner and a night on the town before the doctor touches me. Anyone that's going to get that intimate with my nether regions should at least get to know me a little first... ;)

Posted by: diamond dave at December 13, 2008 11:00 AM

I'm always amazed than anyone wants to perform those exams for a living. I can just imagine the conversation:

Kid: Mom, I'm gonna be a doctor!

Mom: That's great. Heart surgeon, cure cancer or what?

Kid: Nope. I'm gonna examine peoples' privates for the next 30 years!

Posted by: George at December 14, 2008 11:59 AM