Virtual colonoscopy? I don’t recommend it. It’s uncomfortable and embarrassing. I had an unsuccessful/failed regular colonoscopy in April. My doctor was trying to investigate what he called “thickening” where I’d had the diverticulitis on my last CT scan. I woke up from that colonoscopy to hear he hadn’t been able to scope me.  The internal …

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My hydrogen breath test was positive. I have SIBO. From Wikipedia: Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), also termed bacterial overgrowths, or small bowel bacterial overgrowth syndrome(SBBOS), is a disorder of excessive bacterialgrowth in the small intestine. Unlike the colon(or large bowel), which is rich with bacteria, the small bowel usually has fewer than 10,000 organisms …

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Brisket. Yes, it’s a cut of beef, and I probably shouldn’t have Googled it because once I saw where it comes from on the cow, and I read all about how it’s cooked to make it tender because it’s a fatty cut of meat because of all the ‘connective tissue’, etc. Well, just yuck, okay? …

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I’ve always had stomach issues. At fifty-eight, I should have had my first colonoscopy years ago. After all, one of the hallmarks of turning the big 5-0 is scheduling your colonoscopy screen. The doctors harass you about it every time you see them. I put mine off, not wanting to face the prep part of …

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