Several weeks ago I called Teri and told her that I had an appointment with the surgeon to schedule my next colonoscopy. Teri has never had a colonoscopy and she is past the magical age of 50. I instructed her to call and make an appointment for the same day and we would go together. (Sometimes, friends don't want to have colonoscopies and you have to push a little bit to get them to do it.) Thankfully, Teri called and was able to get an appointment at the same time.
Fast forward to Monday. I text Teri to see if she is ready to go to the doctor. She tries to tell me that she doesn't have an appointment. She even checks her calendar where she has a doctor appointment crossed out:
Actual photo of Teri's calendar
After further investigation and discussion, Teri realizes that she has made a mistake, and that, yes, she does in fact have an appointment to see the doctor about scheduling a colonoscopy. (I think her brain had blocked it out!) She races to pick me up and we head to the doctor's office:
Teri with her eyes closed, trying to block out the inevitable
Teri fills out her paperwork. She finally gets it finished after having it returned to her twice for corrections. I think maybe she is nervous...
Third time's the charm!
While waiting to see the doctor, Teri reads the following article. Seems appropriate given the trouble she had with her calendar!
Everything goes well with her appointment. She likes the doctor. We sit down together with the nurse to schedule our colonoscopies. The next available date is Tuesday, September 7th, the day after Labor Day. I remind Teri that it is a holiday weekend, thinking she might want to schedule it for a later date so as not to spend the holiday in the bathroom enjoying the colon prep experience! But she replies, "No, it's OK. It will be a Labor Day Holiday Extravaganza!!" It sure will!
Thank you, Teri, for having this done! It means the world to me!
More to come later...