colon-humour_OharaHaleThank you to those who emailed to say they enjoyed reading about my “colonoscopy cruise” in April 2015 Readers Digest Canada. (If you missed it or you’re contemplating a “voyage to the end of the colon,” you can check it out here: “Behind: The Scenes.” You’ll love Ohara Hale’s illustrations!)

The magazine asked me why I’d chosen to write about the colon. I told them that as a writer, I love colons. And semi-colons. And embarrassing topics. And I do. Although the research I had to undertake to complete my colonoscopy cruise piece was more “in depth” than usual!

My motto is this: You might as well laugh at yourself—everybody else is. Whether you’re embarking on a colonoscopy cruise, about to be poked and prodded in some other procedure, or simply struggling with a pesky life problem, laughter is still the best medicine. Find the funny; heal the spirit.

~ Judy

P.S. I know I promised to post my “kissing for klutzes” video. Between performances and new writing, that hasn’t happened yet. Maybe my conveyor belt video will give you a giggle. And if you’re setting out on your own colonoscopy cruise—bottoms up!

4 Responses to Colonoscopy cruise – all aboard!

  1. Sharron says:

    As someone whose life was saved by a colonoscopy, all I can say is Judy has not only entertained, but if her story motivates people to “grin and bare it”, she has done a tremendous service. Thanks, Judy..

    • judymillar says:

      I’m SO THANKFUL you’re here with us & able to say that, Sharron! AND that you survived with your good humour intact! 🙂

  2. Beth says:

    I’m sending this to my dad! As a colon cancer survivor, he has to go for a scope every three months. I’m sure he’ll be able to relate 🙂

    • judymillar says:

      By all means, send it to him, Beth. I hope it’s shared widely–for the fun AND to motivate reluctant “cruisers.” Both your dad and Sharron know how crucial the findings can be.