Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"'Going Under' Again"

A salute to my colonoscopy, and the condition under which I’ll be experiencing it.

(To be sung to the tune of “Anatevka” from Fiddler on the Roof.)

Slow and dirgey

Anesthesia, anesthesia

Here we go, down we go


I think I’ve been this way before...

Anesthesia, anesthesia

Go to sleep

Very deep


As they go up through my back door…

Blissfully unconscious while they’re




Hoping waking up won’t be so




I believe in anesthesia

Give me more

Make me snore


Pill, needle, mallet – knock me out



So long, folks. I’m off to Nowheresville.



Anonymous said...

Having had to undergo 6 colonoscopies before I was even 50 was nightmarish so I can understand your pain. The very first one, they never knocked me out, and it felt like a Hummer had been driven into my rear end backwards at 60 MPH...with all the doors left wide open. The last ones were done by a gastroenterologist who was kind enough to knock me out. [Three cheers for Demerol!!] Even though my primary doc had sent me to him for a hiatal hernia he kept insisting on checking out the back end first and found several polyps that he said were only a month/month and a half away from full blown cancer so I guess it saved my life. [He never did get around to the hiatal hernia.]

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