In any event, I picked Monday ‘cuz I am using the colonoscopy as a kind of starting point for a personal renaissance going forward. In other words, the colonoscopy represents a tipping-point regarding a concerted effort at forcing a major transitional character shift for the writer with an eye on self-improvement. In years past, I was self-absorbed and condescending. Come Monday afternoon, I will be selfless and amicable. Prior to the colonoscopy, I was Kafkaesque, venomous, and conservative. Hence forth (after scope) I shall become Gandhi-like, benign, and liberal. Before the scope I was bloated and compacted, unwieldy and verbose. After the scope I shall become agile and streamlined, regimented and calculating. Before the scope I was flatulent, conceited, and ethnocentric. Post scope I shall become humble, reticent, and worldly. Pre-scope I was quick to judge, surly, and xenophobic. Once scoped, I shall become tolerant, courteous, and holistic. Look for a new & improved passionate, considerate, and empathetic humanist come Tuesday, March 31, 2009 for on that date I begin anew…
According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the U.S. and if detected early, one of the most curable. In 2005 (the most recent year for which statistics are currently available):
72,007 men and 69,398 women were diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
26,781 men and 27,259 women died from colorectal cancer.