Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Colonoscopy – Real Men Should “Wear Gowns” [VIDEOS]

flikr user Keith
flikr user Keith

Joe Torre made me do it!

Not that he himself called and told me to get checked out.

But I remember what it was like when he announced to the world his diagnosis of prostate cancer in 1999, which came on the eve of Darryl Strawberry’s recovery from colon cancer.

And somehow the reality clicked that since I was approaching the “golden plateau”, I needed to get checked for all those “50ish” things.

Things like regular prostate exams and colonoscopies.

Not a pleasant thought, but necessary nonetheless.

So I decided to “wear the gown”. (If you’re a regular “Late Show” listener, you, no doubt have heard the public service announcement that “real men wear gowns.”

So I decided to become part of the gown-wearing, ass-bearing set, and put on the gown….ass ways!

And get checked every 5 years.

I make a joke out of it, but having a regular prostate exam and especially a colonoscopy is pretty serious, more so if someone in your family has had colon cancer.

And in the best of circumstances, starting at age 50 is the rule…earlier if the predisposition exists.

This is a quick thumbnail sketch of what the procedure is like.

Laugh along, won’t you?

And make sure that you make the appointment to “wear the gown!”

Just make sure you figure out how to tie the damn thing!

Best of NJ101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.