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18/365 ferret lax



I cut all the ferrets' nails today, so they got a treat. They don't like any human food, or really any ferret treats. The thing they love is Ferret Lax. It's a win-win because they think they're getting a treat, and I am unclogging hairballs from their guts. Clockwise from crook of elbow: Mom, The Dude, Maude. Kitty in the background is Lulu, one of the barn cats.

I'm wearing a hospital bracelet because I had a colonoscopy today. I have a family history of colon cancer (my mother was diagnosed at 28) and a personal history of precancerous polyps. I had one removed today. For me, getting a colonoscopy every 2 years pretty much ensures that any polyps are removed while they are still in the precancerous stage. It's obviously not the most fun thing in the world, and most of my peers won't have to experience it for 30 more years, but I am grateful for this possibly life-saving procedure.

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krisann
May. 27th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
I love this photo.

And kudos to you for getting the colonoscopy. I wish more people took their health more seriously :-)
eutheria
May. 28th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
thanks!

it's so freaky to think i'd have polyps just growing away in there if i wasn't aware of my family history. and scary to think of what else could be going on elsewhere that i don't know about!
tikifreak
May. 28th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
I'm glad they took good care of you today!

YAY LULU!
eutheria
May. 28th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
i was so mad when the guy woke me up when it was over. i wanted to sleep there all day.

:D
onfruitstreet
May. 28th, 2009 11:40 am (UTC)
What an adorable photo.

I want to come to your house and play with all your pets! :)

Good on you for suffering through a colonoscopy every couple of years. Having had ONE, I don't know that I would be so responsible about it.
eutheria
May. 29th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
thank you!

you're definitely encouraged to come play! :)

the prep is definitely the worst part. i was supposed to drink 2L of some NASTY drink, but after 1.5L i was literally gagging every sip back out. YUCK.
beagle1
May. 28th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
This is such a cute photo!

Good for you, it is nice to see someone be proactive about their health!
eutheria
May. 29th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
:) thanks

my mother was only a few years older than me when she died. for me, getting it done is a no-brainer.
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