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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I'm Just Peachy


Look CLOSELY at that yummy juicy nectarine. If it wasn't for Rainier Cherries, I think the nectarine would be my most favorite summer fruit. *Tropical Fruit excluded.

That is why I ate two of them for lunch on Monday. It was my last meal, so to speak, and I wanted something that I would genuinely enjoy.

Tuesday morning I was scheduled to have a mid life crisis. You know -- a colonoscopy. This meant that I was denied dinner on Monday night. Instead, I guzzled water, caplets, more water, and more caplets.

After a miserable night, I was required to get up with the sun, eat no breakfast, and repeat the caplet and water torture one more time. I doubt the need to tell you the intended results. I will concur that it works.

Upon my arrival at the clinic, the nurse assured me that the worst of it was over. She was correct.

I don't remember anything until I heard her calling, "Wake up Pamela, wake up!!!"

Then the Gastroenterologist turned around and asked, "Say, do you like nectarines."

Even in my loopy stage of awakening, I knew that it couldn't be a routine question. Especially when he, the nurse, and the anesthesiologist were all giggling.

I can't believe I am showing this to the world. The doctor saw a strange growth of my colon and maneuvered the microscopic camera in for a closer view.
Yes, indeed! Nectarine Summeripe 4378.
You don't need to enlarge it - take my word for it.
The physicians first encounter with one in over 30 years of practice.
It could only happen to me.

56 comments:

willowtree said...

That's not exactly what I meant in my post! Say, aren't you supposed to take those stickers off before you eat the fruit (I wouldn't know as I don't eat fruit).

my4kids said...

Thats to funny.
That nectarine looks good though!

Amanda said...

Gross Mom!

Irene said...

Lovely colon.

Those are two words I never thought I would utter in my lifetime.

Bwahaha! ;p

her indoors said...

love nectarines, mmm rephrase that, I used to love nectarines!

Beccy said...

I'll be having a colonoscopy soon, I must remember not to eat any stickers the day before!

mjd said...

Nectarines are fabulous tasting fruits. My husband was looking over my shoulder as I enlarged the picture. He knew right away that was a nectarine label. The gastroenterologist must have been very thorough and the equipment very sophisticated to find that itty-bitty label, Of course, if you are having a colonoscopy, that is what you want.

~JJ! said...

I enlarged it. Not because I didn't believe you...but because I think that that is the very best picture I have ever seen....

I love your blog. The title is my mantra!!!

Now I love it even more because you have a nectarine stamp inside your colon and a picture to prove it!

I assume the rest of the procedure looks...dare I say...peachy?

Kellie said...

That is absolutely hilarious! How did you manage to eat the sticker, too?

DesLily said...

Absolutely hysterical! LOL.. but it is nice to know that the stickers go right on thru and out again! lol lol

Debs said...

Well other than the sticker, I hope everything else was normal!
I have 4 years before I have to have a colonoscopy.

This is so funny and thank you for sharing with us. I guess you can say you were "testing" your doctor to see if he preformed a thorough job. :)

I love nectarines and cherries. The only fruit I do not like is strawberries and kiwi but that is because of the seeds.

I did send you an email. :) If you don't get it, let me know. :)

Hayden said...

hysterical! curious... the drugs they gave me for that last year put me "out of it" for a couple of days. No focus, no brain power, intervals of staring vacantly. The docs said "12 hours, you're fine."

I'm curious if it was just me, or if they are misjudging the effects?? How did you respond?

swamp witch said...

Stickeritis...or spelled another way...Stickeritass.

Jodi said...

Pamela... that is hysterical!!That must have been one sticky sticker to hang on through the whole "cleansing process"!!! ;-)

Vicki said...

goofy girl. Just as funny as the story is Amanda commenting "gross mom!"

Those cherries you spoke of, they have them here in the produce section this week. I didn't get any but they sure are pretty. Last week I bought the regular cherries to float in lemonaide to look pretty. What do you do with the R Cherries?

Whippersnapper said...

Ahahahahahahaha! That's the funniest thing I've read all week!! Thanks for sharing! (And I don't mean that sarcastically!)

Mama's Moon said...

What's wrong with eating stickers? My kids do it ALL. THE. TIME. hehehe
Thanks for sharing..., er, I think.
Have a peachy day!

Shelby said...

oh no!!!!!! :) that's too funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ok, so how was the report? everything else ok??

Heather said...

Oh, Pam, that's hilarious!
By the way, I'll finally get to go to FedEx to pick up my package today. I'm mad at them. The other day (the day before I left for Chicago), I stayed home as long as possible to catch them (I couldn't pick it up in person b/c it was already on the truck), then left a note asking if my neighbor could sign for it (we had left a note before with our signature, but they said they needed the sig in person). I had to get to the hospital to be with my dad, so i couldn't wait any longer.
So today is the first day since I've been back that I can go pick it up, and I'm so excited!!! (Don't worry, if the chocolate melted, I have no problem sticking it in the fridge then eating it.)

Susie said...

I nearly spilled by coffee all over the keyboard in giggles. They must have superglued that label on!
I'm guessing that label will be the picture of the day for sometime to come at that clinic!!
xo

Mert said...

Well, stranger things have been found in colons... I used to work in a GI lab when I was in the navy.

You silly goose! What an awesome story though!

Kila said...

LOL, now that's the laugh I needed!

Other than the sticker, everything looked good?

Enjoy your meals!

JoeinVegas said...

I've seen all kinds of photos posted on blogs, but this one . .

tlawwife said...

I think everyone should have a picture of their colon for their family album.

jenn said...

I'm totally cracking up and I'm sure the guy down the hall is curious what's so damn funny.

This will be a great story for years to come. I can't believe you shared this with us! You're one brave lady.

Shauna said...

Thanks for the laugh at your embarrassment! ! ! :)

BarnGoddess said...

omg, how funny!

I love nectarines too :)

hahaha, I gotta show this to my sister, she just had a colonoscopy and shes an RN and still complaining about it....heheheh pamela, you rock!

Tammy said...

Oh, too halarious! Especially since I just had a nectarine a few hours ago!

I'm always finding those pesky stickers just in time...
Nothing like eating something that...ahem...sticks to your ribs! ;)

Kelly - PTT said...

oh my - yes, only you could come up with a story like this.

Especially a true one;))

Marti said...

OMG! That is...wow, I'm speechless - LOL

Glad you're all okie-dokie!

coffeypot said...

My favorite is Clementine Oranges. They are like tangerines only sweeter.

Melissa said...

Oh. My. God. Pamela, I can't stop laughing. You're a brave, and hilarious, woman to post this! :)

theotherbear said...

I didn't even think about why I was not supposed to enlarge the photo till I had already done it.
Nice colon.

Devon said...

How hysterical!!! I'll have to pay more attention to the stickers in the future.

Hope the results were good!

LittleJen said...

OMG....LOL, I Love Nectarines

PEA said...

Omigosh, that is sooo funny! Now it makes me wonder how many of us have stickers stuck inside of us!! hehe You realize now that every time I see a sticker on a fruit I'll be thinking of you and your ummmm...colon?! LOL xox

Gattina said...

That was a nectarine which loved you ! Getting stuck, lol ! Must admit I never have heard that either ! BTW I admired your cute cat from the post beneath !

Sally Lomax said...

That's hilarious Pamela.

Brilliantly told!

Hope you are ok!

Debs said...

Pamela thanks for showing us how "gutsy" you truly are and warning us about the eating of stickers.

*lol*

Simply Jenn said...

This may be one of the funniest things I've ever read, made even better by Swampy's stickeritass comment. Thanks for the morning giggle!

So did they remove it?

Mercy's Maid said...

Whoa! That's crazy! You have a beautiful colon...I think! Even with added decorations.

Shelby said...

you inspired my post today :)

remember "hugging and chalking"?

happy day!

Claudia said...

LOL!! yes, I think you're supposed to peel the sticker off!!

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

So, errr... are they just going to leave it there? Or will it, eh, "take care of itself"?

Robin said...

Oh, Pamela...

I've told you I blushed (blog + crush) you before, but now I'm like totally enamored. That you did this is hilarious. That you did this and posted it on the whole world wide freakin' web? Deliciously wonderful.

You're my hero, 'rine Girl.

Walker said...

HOLY MOLY

kailani said...

I had to take a closer look! ROFL! I guess those little stickers don't digest very well!

Glad to hear that the procedure went well.

Bibi said...

Oh my gosh Pamela. What did I tell you about those darn stickers on fruit and veg!

Masago said...

Yummy...er, oy!

ChrisB said...

I couldn't resist enlarging it.That is so funny, but hope everything else was OK.

Jenny said...

Oh my God, I cannot stop laughing.

Next time you need to swallow a smiley face sticker.

Christine said...

Oh my, Pamela! *giggles*
This is the funniest thing I've read!

The nectarine looks good, but I'll pass on the sticker.

Tiggerlane said...

I can't WAIT to show this to my husband tonight! And just so you know, might as well not be shy about showing the world. These hospital folks take something like this and show EVERYONE...you might search for it on the 'net soon!

LOVE IT.

Lotta said...

Here via your comment on The Bloggess. So freak'n funny! Lord help the Dr.'s if they look inside my colon.

wolfbaby said...

ok now i finally get the stickers thing..

i hope everything else turned out ok. I have two more years before my next up and down.. i really just love the cleaninsing process don't you :P (yeah that was sarcasm by the way)

sorry but i did have to laugh just a little;)

erika said...

Found this while doing a search on "eating stickers" - my toddler's new favorite snack.

Hysterical! I passed it on to my folks - I know they'll get a real kick out of it.