Be Specific

I’ve always said, “It’s not be careful what you wish for, it’s BE SPECIFIC what you wish for.” In 2003 in a conversation I had with God, I told him, “I was tired of all the clutter I had in my house and it needed to go!” Three weeks later, I was hit by that tornado in Morton. Be SPECIFIC what you wish for.

Not convinced!? I had another conversation with a friend about getting a, “better camera with a better lens that took great close-up shots.” Four weeks later, my doctor told me I needed a colonoscopy. Be SPECIFIC what you wish for.

I’m having my colonoscopy this week. Yes, I’ve heard all the jokes. “I know where you’ll be tonight!” “How about a big ‘ol filet of broth for dinner tonight!?” I was looking forward to a huge tub of sherbet for dessert, but they took that off the list of things I can eat. So I’m stuck with Jello or an orange popsicle. Yum.

Yes, it’s inconvenient as all get out, but it will be worth it in the end. (STOP IT!) Having the procedure has become so important these days when you’re constantly hearing the stories of feeling great with no issues, only to find out they have stage 4 colorectal cancer (commonly called colon cancer). Don’t take the risk and skip it. When you reach 50, have it done. Yes, preparation is not fun, but it’s only inconvenient. Not life-threatening. Skipping it is life-threatening. Plus there’s an extra added bonus of losing a few pounds. It’s all good!

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