And here’s where we pull the hermit card. Ah yes, you are an island and you need no one. You don’t ask favors and you don’t offer them. You are the happy hermit and you don’t intend to disrupt the nice little, peaceful balance you’ve got going on.
Or are you saying that you are the only person you know you drives? Or you are the only person you know? Or is it that you are just too embarrassed to ask anyone to drop you off and pick you up?
Now that one, I get. I was embarrassed too. Especially since I knew something might be wrong and I’d have to lie about it to whoever was my designated driver. I had 3 options, but I picked M. All three are awesome friends and all 3 could do it, but M was the easiest to lie to. Brilliant plan, but what I didn’t count on is that the doctor and the nurses would have her sitting by my bedside when I woke up to make sure I wasn’t alone when I heard the words “Bad news, I’m afraid”. I get how you feel. I’m just saying “get ooooooooooover it already”. Just pick someone, do a swap and be done with it. If you’re worried about them blabbing it then be sure to tell the nurse and the doctor that you don’t want your driver around when you get the results.
They will comply, but if you don’t have a designated driver they will cancel your procedure, trust me.
What are the warning signs of colorectal cancer?
- Blood in or on your stool (bowel movement).
- Persistent stomach pain, aches, cramps, or bloating that won’t seem go away.
- Losing weight and you don’t know why.
- Extreme fatigue
The best way to detect colorectal cancer in it’s early stages (before you notice it) is with a colonoscopy, so put your big girl panties or your big boy britches on and go get yourself a designated driver. Get ’em a nice bottle of vino or a gift certificate to burger town for their trouble. You can go back to ignoring them when it’s over.