Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Peasant Takes Medical Leave & Happy Thanksgiving!

My grand readers, your favorite Peasant is taking
next week off in order to undergo a medical procedure,
one that all people, especially men, once they reach
then pass the age of 50 should have. On Tuesday,
November 22 at 1:30 PM, I shall undergo a
colonoscopy, my first ever. As I must take my "prep"
medicine the day before, I shall be indisposed for that
entire day, and as this will be the week of Thanksgiving,
I shall not be posting anyway.

This is not as arduous a procedure as some might think,
and it is vital in order to ascertain and maintain sound
intestinal and colorectal health. If one or more polyps
turn up, the doctor can remove them at once and do tests
on them to look for any signs of malignancy. If any
are detected, treatment can swiftly take place, and will
be beneficial in stopping colon cancer in its starting
stages. Colon cancer is the second most deadly type of
cancer, but if caught early it is one of the most treatable.
That is why having a colonoscopy is so crucial when you
hit 50, and why it's good to have one every five years
hence, as this is the time when people are most likely
to get this malady.

In the meantime, your faithful Peasant is taking a breather
from the political storms, whipped by the winds of
public opinion and polls, fed by the news out of Washington
as well as the capitals of the states and the cities dotting
the country from coast to coast. But worry not; I shall return
very soon, when we shall pick up where we're leaving off.

I'll be in good hands and in good shape! As Sean Hannity
likes to say, "Let not your heart be troubled."

Be back soon! Love, joy, and a Happy Thanksgiving to you!
And oh, do we have much to be thankful for! We turned back
Hillary Clinton in the presidential election and we helped
the Republicans to hold both chambers of Congress, as well as
hold onto the Republican-held governorships and state
legislatures around the country. Conservatism is alive and well,
and along with it our liberty!


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