We’re Not The Only Ones Who Are Concerned

Here is a fairly new article by John McDougall, MD, against Colonoscopy: DrMcDougall.com

And a website about Versed: VersedBusters.blogspot.com


Before Your Colonoscopy, Read This

“You won’t remember a thing,” the nurse told me.

What I do remember is hell.

You’re about to hear my story. Not because I want to tell you, but because I wish someone had told me beforehand. Before I share my story, I want you to know a little bit about what to expect here.

1. You will hear a story, and every word is true. It’s not pretty. But it’s not gory either.

2. You’ll hear about medications. And possible abuses.

3. You’ll hear about my plan for the next colonoscopy. I won’t let them do what they did to me again. But there is a way to get through this.

And maybe I’ll tell you about the psychologist who counseled me after the depression that was brought about when I realized what I’d been through.

In other articles at this website, you’ll learn about medications, modern techniques, and monetary incentives that work against you.

There are a lot of reasons to have a colonoscopy. What we’re not told is what options we really have, and how abusive this process may be if we don’t do it right.

My story is not unique. What is unique is that you have the opportunity to hear about it before Continue reading

How do I know if my doctor will use anesthesia?

Ask your doctor. That’s a little too obvious, and there’s a little more detail you need that that. So here’s the scoop.

Note that this applies to traditional colonoscopes, not to virtual colonoscopies. Continue reading


How do I schedule a Virtual Colonoscopy?

Your old-school specialist who has invested his or her time and money in the old-school colonoscopy will disagree with this but:

In a study of people at average risk for colorectal cancer, a screening technique known as virtual colonoscopy was just as accurate as traditional colonoscopy at detecting potential signs of colon or rectal cancer, and was less invasive Continue reading


What Can I Do to Protect Myself against Colon Cancer?

Fifty thousand people die in the United States each year from colon cancer and rectum cancers (also called colorectal cancer). Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths.

That’s a shame, because nearly every death could be prevented with early detection. In almost all cases this disease is entirely treatable if caught early by Continue reading


What should I do about a colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is the best procedure for protection against colon cancer, a much bigger threat than most of us know. You need that test. But there are risks, discomforts, and sometimes excruciating pain. Here’s my plan, one I’d recommend to Continue reading


Insurance Companies, Read This

My doctor told me insurance companies wouldn’t cover an anesthesiologist and Propofol. According to the Wall Street Journal article I read, my insurance company would cover it, though some Continue reading