The discussion about colonoscopies reminds me of the stress test recommended for 50+ folks when they begin to exercise. How many of you had one?
I was at my parents' yesterday when a neighbor stopped by to get his young daughter out of the pool. He told us about his wife's double bypass a few weeks ago. She has diabetes and has only partial kidney function so she was starting the screening routine to qualify for a kidney transplant. One of the screening tests is a stress test. During the test, she was asked if she felt any chest pain. The person giving her the test said the read-out suggested a possible heart attack in progress. She said she felt fine. Long story short, she was scheduled for a triple bypass which turned out to be a double. She had a lot of calcium deposits in two major arteries.
She had NO SYMPTOMS. She is a member (or teacher?) of a rigorous exercise class. She looks fit and trim and takes care of herself. No one would have suspected her as a candidate for bypass surgery.