Some of you may have noticed I have been MIA for several months. There are a couple of reasons for it. 1 very good reason and 1 not so good reason. Work has been crazy busy. Since the beginning of the year we have been busier then I can ever remember it at work. Lots of overtime and not one day off because of lack of work. I have been working at this place for over 30 years and I don't ever remember a year like this. So by the time I get home I am exhausted and don't have a lot of time to do much of anything. Thank goodness I have been able to accumulate a lot of vacation time because of reason #2 This part is a little graphic, don't read if you are squeamish! The not so good reason - I had a colonoscopy the 28th. The prep is awful tasting but the procedure is nothing at all. They found 3 polyps which thank goodness were benign. If they had been left in, they would have become a problem so it is great they removed them. I am on a blood thinner for my hearts A-fib. I had to stop taking it 2 days prior to the procedure. Not uncommon, I have to do the same thing anytime I get dental work done. My doctor told me to start taking my blood thinner again Saturday. Well that was a mistake. The paperwork told me to wait a week unless instructed other wise, which I was so I didn't think about it. Monday just after I took my blood thinner and just before bed, I noticed I had a lot of blood in my stool. Why it couldn't have happened before I took my pill and made my life a little easier I don't know. But after a late night trip to the hospital. They had to go back in and do another colonoscopy to seal things up. Of course since I had been eating real food, I had to try and do another awful tasting prep. Did I mention how bad that stuff tastes? :facepalm: They went back in Tuesday afternoon and clamped up where they thought the blood was coming from. It seemed to work. They decided that since I hadn't eaten anything solid they should go back in and check to make sure everything was looking good on Wednesday. So 3 colonoscopies in under a week. I seem to be doing well as far as no more blood thank goodness. Now it is just a matter of getting my strength back and I should be good to go. So the public service announcement it if you are over 50 do get a colonoscopy, if you don't you could be in real trouble if you have polyps that go bad. If you get a colonoscopy and are on blood thinners be sure to ask a lot of questions about when you should start them up again. If they tell you the next day ask them if they are sure and give them my tale as a warning.