Description: Does Your Mother Know?
This is a true story, as my mother is the subject.
For the uninitiated, a colonscopy is a medical procedure, performed by a
surgeon, in which the inside of your colon is examined. The patient, mildly
sedated, lies on their stomach and the surgeon uses an instrument inserted
through the patient's rectum to "probe" the colon.
My uncle being the unfortunate victim of colon cancer, my mother must now have
a yearly colonsocopy. Three years ago, when she went for the first one, she
was lying on the table in the operating room, somewhat high from intravenous
valium. Her surgeon was a very nice, young, very quiet fellow. As he
appraoched her from the rear, probing instrument in hand, my mother turned her
head back around, looked him straight in the eye, and asked, "Does your mother
know what you do for a living?"