Monday, October 27, 2014

Butt Seriously, Folks

The next video won’t be posted until Wednesday this week, as I’m taking a couple days off for a little medical procedure that men my age are recommended to get. Hair transplant? No, it’s much further down. 

That’s right, I’m going in for a colonoscopy, and as a minor YouTube celebrity, I feel it’s my duty to encourage all my fans and viewers over the age of 50 to do the same. I just skimmed the brochure, but apparently this simple test can save your life. 

Remember, the longer you’re around, the more traffic these videos get. So, if you’re my age and haven’t had one done yet, please contact your doctor and get it scheduled as soon as possible…and as always, enjoy!
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30 comments:

Mark Anderson said...

It's really not that bad, and it's better to do it than not. And the sedative is kinda fun, as is the recovery, after which people sympathize and deny you nothing.

I can't wait until my next one!

Steve Buchanan said...

I don't know about it being "fun" or being hardly waiting for the next one... but it is the smart thing to do!

Jeff DiMarco said...

When I was 21, I had a colonoscopy only to find malignant polyps. They weren't fully formed into cancer yet, but I got surgery and they took out 18 inches of my lower intestine. Everyone has 6 feet of lower intestine, I have now have 4 1/2 ;/

kinjun ranger said...

Had mine last year Chef John.

maria e said...

Dear Chef John, I am an endoscopy nurse and happy to hear you are taking care of business....the hardest part is the prep and not eating after the prep till the test is done. Best wishes for a healthy outcome. Thanks for posting one of the most important tests one needs to do! Endo Maria

mrsd said...

You are so much fun to watch/listen to without medication (I assume). Would love to see you loopy post meds. (Hey, it could take you to the majors on Youtube. Ha!) Thanks for the joy you give and best wishes on your procedure.

Alan in San Diego said...

My own father now has terminal colon cancer and he did NOT get checked regularly. So please make sure to have this procedure done...it could truly save your life. Good luck with the test Chef John, all the best!

Les Hilton said...

G'day Chef John.
Good luck with the procedure, it's fairly simple apart from the preparation which is a pain in the Bum.
You'll be looking forward to a generous serving of something delicious afterwards, the Coffee and Biscuit they give you, doesn't help much.
Anyway. Good luck. You're being very sensible and thanks for encouraging other older Men to accept this procedure.
Kind regards. Les.. Sunny Australia...

fluffy said...

I couldn't not hear "Enjoy!" in your voice.

Ed Adams said...

Good advice, but not sure you're normal tag line should've been used here. "Enjoy"???? :)

BS99 said...

Two pieces of advice:

1. Skip anesthesia it is absolutely not worth the risks it entails. Colonoscophy without anesthesia is not a big deal, basically dealing with bad gas for 40 min or so.

2. Spend the few extra bucks on the Prepopik prep stuff, it's not bad at all and you get to just drink whatever clear liquids you like such as iced tea and white grape juice.

Without anesthesia it's much more intersting since you can watch the monitor as the colonoscophy proceeds. You also get a better appreciation of the team as they work to pull a 22mm polyp out of your backside.

BS99 said...

Two pieces of advice:

1. Skip anesthesia it is absolutely not worth the risks it entails. Colonoscophy without anesthesia is not a big deal, basically dealing with bad gas for 40 min or so.

2. Spend the few extra bucks on the Prepopik prep stuff, it's not bad at all and you get to just drink whatever clear liquids you like such as iced tea and white grape juice.

Without anesthesia it's much more intersting since you can watch the monitor as the colonoscophy proceeds. You also get a better appreciation of the team as they work to pull a 22mm polyp out of your backside.

PJ said...

Hope everything comes out OK in the "end".

Tom Roberts said...

No worries as this is a painless procedure. You won't even feel violated after it is completed. Like the one writer stated, the recovery time is a little fun. Only buzz that I am able to get nowadays.

TammyLou said...

Women get them too!
Im 43, with a family history of FAP (Familial Adenomatous Polyposis) - genetic testing POST colonoscopy indicates I do not carry the gene, nor will my children, but I took one for the team - literally!

Allysson Waldropt said...

Best wishes, Chef John!

Chibby said...

Awww, PJ beat me to it. Good luck!

Monica said...

Overrated as to prep and procedure. With suitable anesthesia you will neither hear nor see anything andbe ready for a nice dinner that evening.

will dukeshire said...

Good luck had mine also...the worst is the day before..finding out I had polyps that would turn to cancer had I not gone...well worth the minor discomfort.God Bless

Chris K. said...

Hey mention my name - they'll give you a good seat!

Dan said...

It's really not a PITA :)

Scion said...

So, did you find a way to come up with a recipe for that nasty human-drain-o stuff you have to drink before Gastro-Internalist gets up-close 'n' personal?

kinjun ranger said...

Chef John - Are you engaged now to a handsome young Doctor? What will Michelle say? (Yeah terrible I know, forgive me.)

will dukeshire said...

HOPE ALL WENT WELL

Chef John said...

Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement! Everything went well.

Joshua M said...

Oddly, I am in the mood for menudo. Do you have a good recipe for that?

Scion said...

Glad it all worked out, butt you may never feel the same way about butter in your cooking again .....

pa-cha!

PhillyBear said...

good luck chef! I hope all is well

Sage Wizard said...

Congrats Chef John,
Now that it is over, you might enjoy this YouTube video.
As always, enjoy!

Sage Wizard said...

Congrats Chef John
Now that it is over, you might enjoy this YouTube video.
As always, enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEp9oi1LVXw