So now I am lying on the table waiting for the doctor. The gown covers my genitals so the nurse can's see them which is not exactly what I would have preferred. I am glad I kept my shirt and socks on because it was cold. I look around and find the TV monitor that shows what the camera sees.
The doctor finally arrives with a little small talk and I hear him preparing. It feels good when he inserts his lubricated finger in my anus. I relax it so he can get in easily.
The doctor then inserts the endoscope tube in my anus. It was great to feel it slipping inside me. The doctor is moving it around a little as he pushes it in and that feels better. I look at the TV and see the inside of my colon while the doctor is putting more of the tube in me.
I have some cramping pains that are a little difficult, but they dissipate. It isn't much worse than the pains I get with enemas. I wouldn't have remembered them with the amnesia drug which is why most people take it. Since my wife is disgusted with any anal activity, she is always going to choose amnesia.
It is really interesting for me to see the inside of my colon. I watch the TV monitor and see bits and flakes of feces and wonder how, with all the preparation, I could still have them.
The doctor pushes the tube in until it gets to my cecum, the end of the large intestine. There is a polyp on the TV monitor. It is shiny and smooth, a sign of a benign polyp; and they are not cancerous - hooray! The doctor takes a biopsy of the polyp then puts a wire loop around it and cuts it off.
I am still enjoying the feeling of the tube moving around in my anus. The doctor slowly pulls it out. All too soon, the exam is over and I go to get dressed. Later lab tests confirm that the polyp was benign. I wish I could have a recording of my colonoscopy, but I'm sure legal and other reasons make it impossible.
Unfortunately, I have heard that the doctor has hired an anesthesiologist and now requires the amnesia drug before he will do a colonoscopy; so for my next one, I may have to find a new doctor.