I’ve got allergy related congestion right now, and I’ve been fighting all week to keep my voice alive. If I laugh, I get short of breath and then I cough, so laughing is not a preferred activity right now. I ran across a link to this story by Dave Barry about his colonoscopy experience. It’s a little old – he wrote it in 2009 – but his comments about the need to have one done are spot on. It’s also incredibly funny, particularly if you’ve ever had one of these done. I was in danger of asphyxiation because of the laughing this made me do.

Follow this link and read it – if you’ve ever had a colonoscopy or if you are of an age where you should and you keep putting it off!

Dave Barry: A journey into my colon — and yours – Dave Barry – MiamiHerald.com.