Saturday, June 20, 2015

Get a colonoscopy, already -- and listen to me on the Rusty Satellite Show.

This post has two purposes. The first is to divulge that I was on the Rusty Satellite Show on Thursday.

Multi-modal Louisville journalist Rick Redding does the podcast, and ironically, though we're roughly the same age, share mutual friends and have "known" each other through social media and the internet for a very long time, our first actual face to face meeting came only Wednesday at the Public House when Rick came to record my segment.

Talking with 2X, Beers and Blogging with Roger Baylor

Roger Baylor was advocating craft beer before it was such a craze, and he was blogging about important local issues when most people in New Albany didn’t know what a blog was. But now he’s made a name for himself challenging the status quo and politics of the city, and he’s running for Mayor. And still trying to convince people to steer clear of Bud Light. I’m looking forward to watching the Mayor’s race over there.

Coincidence? I don’t know but the same week that I was writing a column about Colon Cancer Prevention Week for Insider Louisville, both 2X and Baylor told me about their recent experience getting a colonoscopy.

Another irony, and the second reason for writing: Both Rick and Christopher 2X recently enjoyed colon cancer screenings, a topic Rick wrote about at Insider Louisville a few days ago.

Colon cancer screenings can save lives – have you gotten yours yet?

And, I had my second colonoscopy on June 12.

Have you had a colonoscopy? If not, it may be time. Mine's tomorrow.

If you're reading this and are (a) 50 years old, and/or (b) have a family history of colorectal cancer, GET YOUR ASS TO A SPECIALIST FOR A COLONOSCOPY. 

Most insurance plans cover this procedure. It is the "only screening method that is both diagnostic and therapeutic," meaning that polyps can be removed before they turn bad.

Do it now, and spare me the excuses. Okay?

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