Seven Lessons I’ve Learned from Five Colonoscopies

Seven Lessons I’ve Learned from Five Colonoscopies

When my primary care doctor told me seven years ago that I might have Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis and would need to see a gastroenterologist, my first worry was that I’d need to have a colonoscopy. Now that I’ve had five colonoscopies, I can say that it does get easier. It’s not fun to know that you’ll need one every year or two for the rest of your life, and I still get anxious before them, but I’ve learned a few things along the way. 

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How to Prepare for a Doctor's Appointment

How to Prepare for a Doctor's Appointment

The New York Times published a A Doctor's Guide to a Good Appointment, which has some great advice for how to find a doctor and what to do before, during, and after an appointment. When you have a chronic illness, you quickly get used to having a lot of doctor's appointments, and I agree with a lot of the tips in this article.

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