Well, if I don’t drown from the preparation, I will be having a colonoscopy on Monday — my first one.

Yes, I know this is a yucky topic.

I am overdue for one, actually. And I am not looking forward to it. Does anyone actually look forward to a colonoscopy?

From what I have read online, preparing for it is worse than the actual procedure. It involves swallowing some tablets, drinking a lot — i.e. two litres! — of some salty solution and spending much time sitting on the throne . . . (yes, we are getting close to Too Much Information now).

Why am I having one? Only because one is supposed to check these things out, apparently, and I have been remiss in doing so.

I know I am not the only one. I bet many of you have had colonoscopies? What can you tell me about them?

— Jillian