Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Some things get better the more you try them, like riding bicycles, driving cars, sex, eating chocolate.  Some do not.  A colonoscopy is high on that list of NOT.  I'll keep it short and to the point.  After the night of nuclear laxatives and the morning of more paper dresses, and some sweet drugs.  I got to watch on live wide screen t.v., through slightly crossed eyes, what the doctors saw when they tried to turn me into a muppet.  There was lots of good news: my colon passed as clean in flying colors.  (I know, I saw it).  And they did not find my head up there.  I came home very, very happy and spent most of the rest of today in a drug induced semi-coma.

When I finally got back on my feet I did a little laundry.  I washed my socks and my jeans and my towels.  One sock was washed with the jeans and one sock went through with the towels.

Guess which one went where.  A hint.  They are supposed to be the same color.
Except for the bad effect on laundry, I really liked those drugs

And, now, a reason why I don't bother framing my paintings
to be hung in galleries.


TALON said...

Glad all went well, Leenie. And I sort of like the color washed socks (that's what I tell me when one of my white socks decides to take a dive into the dark load wash).

Maybe art should be created strictly for the basis of matching handtowels and wallpaper borders :)

Regina said...

Now what got into you (I shouldn't put it that way)..ha ha, to post that remark and cartoon about the art!? Your art is fabulous silly!! Wow, you poor thing..oh I've heard all about that..much different than the prep I did for my abdom. ultra. (just uncomfortable) not like yours ..but at least you got knocked out of it all for awhile and your results are something you and your family can be relieved about. I'm really happy for the good news! Well good thing you didn't dye that soak but it looks like it went through the wringer!(smile)

Buttons Thoughts said...

I like this post. I am glad things worked out for you. I like two different coloured socks anyway. Love the Pickles joke, that is one I always read. Take care B

Mary said...

Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog, Leenie. Good to meet you.

Very funny post. At 51, I can relate -- although I have not had the colonoscopy yet. But I need to. :(

Flea said...

You should totally frame still shots of the colonoscopy. Bathroom art.

Linda Sue said...

Flea- YES! You so should have taken your camera with you! You are not supposed to be conscious during the procedure. Erik saw his as well, he saw Tom Cruise in his colon- true story, he also told nurse Amy that she was the purdiest girl in the world he expressed his love for her profoundly...That is why they prefer to have the patient in a coma for the procedure.
I wash things badly all the time, no excuse- most everything we have is pink or pale green...except black- and that is one good reason to have a wardrobe of all black.
Glad to hear that they found nothing but a clean pink tube. Well done, you!

DayPhoto said...

YAY! For good news! One down one to go. As for art in the bathroom I have two marvelous paintings in my bathroom...they make me feel special as I lay in the tub relaxing.


susan m hinckley said...

There are so many things I wish were funny about this post . . . thanks for my first (and probably only) great laugh of the day! (Glad you finally got some good test results.)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Loved the cartoon. My previous husband (who died in 1991) was a landscape painter. When he exhibited he used to go to the exhibition and stand by his paintings to hear what people said - he always said the greatest insult was when someone said a picture was "nice."

Maude Lynn said...

Glad everything is as it should be!

Elizabeth said...

I'm glad you are no longer a potato!
Poor you with the colonoscopy but so glad you passed with flying colors.
I had one once and vowed NEVER to have another.
I was deadly sick the whole day before. Nuff said.

As for art, well,the joy is in the making of it, I think
so you just carry on.

Anonymous said...

Glad it went well. I love the cartoon - but better to sell a painting to be hung in the bathroom, than not sell it!!

Jill said...

So glad that little procedure went fine - hope you're feeling perky again - why do things that get in with the jeans just look grey, and not a nice tone of denim? Mine go in the last resort drawer.

Anairam said...

Oh, I hope you feel better soon, Leenie. I had one of those horrid things two years ago - and yes, the best part of it was the lovely long sleep I had when I got back home! How's the rest of you, though?