Paul L. Caron

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Tax Prof Colon

Caron_colon_1Following InstaPundit Glenn Reynolds' lead, I thought I would share the cause of my blog hiatus last Friday:  yielding to the demands of middle age, I submitted to a colonoscopy.  The procedure itself was not that bad, but the preparation was horrific:  I was forced to drink 96 ounces of TriLyte, the most disgusting concoction known to man.  (Cheney and Rumsfeld really missed the boat on this -- the Gitmo detainees might have been able to resist waterboarding, but they would have given up all they knew by the 72nd ounce of TriLyte.)  Thankfully, I passed the colonoscopy with flying colors (see photo on left) and won't have to endure another one for ten years.

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Looks very clean to me. Between this and your weekly church group, you should be able to look ahead to years of physical and spiritual health!

Posted by: michael livingston | Dec 8, 2006 7:12:41 AM

Mazel Tov Paul! This is the prettiest picture in the universe. It means you are colon cancer free. Having lost my mother to colon cancer in June after a courageous 30 month battle with routine chemotherapy throughout, I know that a colonoscopy is the best gift you can give to yourself and your family. If my mother had had a colonoscopy a few years earlier she would be healthy and active and alive today. Congratulations to you and your family.

Posted by: Francine Lipman | Dec 7, 2006 12:07:01 PM

The prep is horrible, I agree. They have one now that's just a bunch of pills and an 8-oz. glass of water every 15 minutes - MUCH better. You have to pitch a royal fit about the regular prep to get them to let you do the pill prep, though.

Glad all is well.

Posted by: AM | Dec 7, 2006 11:49:01 AM

Colonoscopy prep is nothing compared to untreated lactose intolerance. I have pictures, too, but like Joe K., I have no intention of posting them. Some things are best left unseen. :-)

Posted by: Jim Maule | Dec 7, 2006 10:16:13 AM

Yuk! Couldn't you hide that beneath the fold and make it optional viewing?

Posted by: ? | Dec 7, 2006 10:00:13 AM

Too much information!

Sort of like all your rankings...


Posted by: Jack Bog | Dec 7, 2006 9:06:19 AM

Be thankful you are (apparently) not over the age of 50. In such case, the colonoscopies are recommended every five years.

Posted by: Stats | Dec 7, 2006 7:29:10 AM

Gee, I did one too and did not even get a photo. Not exactly my best side.

Posted by: drtaxsacto | Dec 7, 2006 7:10:53 AM

As a former IRS Revenue Officer, I've seen worse.

Posted by: Pete | Dec 7, 2006 6:53:54 AM

One of my favorite lawyer jokes:

50% of the lawyers in the Boston area have hemorhoids; the rest are perfect ________.

Welcome to the club.

Posted by: Shag from Brookline | Dec 7, 2006 5:02:34 AM