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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - Colonoscopy Blog & Playlist


National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - Colonoscopy Blog & Playlist

March is National Colorectal Awareness Month.  As I live my life through music, when I was preparing for my colonoscopy this past year I had an a-ha moment of why not have music to listen to when doing my clean-out and when heading off to the procedure, or perhaps if walking in a colorectal cancer awareness walk.  I thought it would be a way to lighten the mood of a very serious and often undesirable yet necessary endeavor.  I further thought why not release the playlist in my blog to try to inspire people to get their screening colonoscopies.  The playlist is entitled “Bottoms Up,” a nod to the Van Halen song of the same name.


Included are some great songs, among them Go Now, It Keeps You Running, The Load Out, Here I Go Again, That Smell, Baby Got Back, Bottoms Up, Bad Moon Rising, Go All The Way, Shine A Light, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, Somebody Get Me A Doctor, Stop! In The Name Of Love, Stop Your Sobbing, What Have I Done To Deserve This?,  and Back In The Saddle Again, among many others.


For anyone 45 and up (yes the recommended age for first colonoscopy has decreased to 45 years old), see my blog for data on colorectal cancer and benefits of screening and early detection, as well as some funny cartoons and videos, in addition to some music videos, trying to poke humor into a serious issue, lightening up the mood of an oft dreaded undertaking.


Take care of your health and life.  Live in the moment.  Live for another moment (get that colonoscopy!).  Enjoy the moment (even your colonoscopy prep and procedure).  Love the moment.  Listen to the MUSIC!






Honored Social Butterfly

It’s a tough subject, but I do appreciate the sense of humor, too. A few Beatle songs also come to mind - 


I’ll Get You

(I’ll get you in the end)


Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight

The End


I’ve had a couple of these, and the best part was taking a nap! Also, my provider had a hydro cleanse option (don’t recall the proper name). Much easier than the traditional way, and worth every cent that I had to pay out of pocket.



“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
Honored Social Butterfly

Colon cancer hits straight to my heart. Lost

my husband to it in 2018. He lasted just ten

months after being diagnosed. That being

said, I appreciate the humor of a tough topic.
Lots of 
great songs on there 🎼💜😢


Sorry as well for your loss.  My grandfather and his sister both died of colon cancer, as well as my uncle.  Sad.  Music to me is a great healer 🙂 

Honored Social Butterfly

@BeatleloverKT - I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband to cancer. 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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