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Kim’s Story: The Truth Behind A Colonoscopy

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Adulting can be hard—especially when it comes to keeping track of our health. Between squeezing in five servings of fruits and veggies a day and scheduling yearly check-ups, it’s a lot to keep up with! On top of that, we hear horror stories about the preventative procedures that are recommended to us after we hit a certain age. Like the colonoscopy.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month so we thought it’d be the perfect time to share Kim’s story. Kim was one of those people who had been putting off getting her first colonoscopy because, like many of us, she had heard she’d be spending all night in the you-know-where, doing you-know-what. But once her husband beat her to the punch and got his first one done, she knew she needed to follow suit. He had lived to tell about it, after all.

Check out Kim’s first-hand account of what really happens before, during and after a colonoscopy. It may not be what you think!

Kim could make anything sound fun, right? But if you’re still a little uneasy, we totally understand. Make sure to consult your doctor if you have any questions.

The American Cancer Society 2018 guideline for colorectal cancer screening recommends that average-risk adults aged 45 years and older undergo regular screening with either a high-sensitivity stool-based test or a structural (visual) exam, based on personal preferences and test availability. As a part of the screening process, all positive results on non-colonoscopy screening tests should be followed up with timely colonoscopy.

-Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines