I heard most of my life how awful a colonoscopy could be. The prep is difficult, the drink you have to take is horrendous, and…it’s a colonoscopy! Guess what? I found it wasn’t so bad after all. Was it the most fun experience I’ve ever had? No. Was the drink I had to drink delicious? Of course not…but it wasn’t that bad either.
The day before you can only have fluids to ‘clear your system’. I actually enjoyed drinking the fluids and enjoyed the broth I ate. I felt energized rather than depleted by the process.
When I arrived for the procedure – the process was seamless. I was seen within 15 minutes of arrival and greeted by the staff who were organized, pleasant and competent. The drugs were as wonderful as I had heard and I awakened in a totally alert state with no grogginess at all.
My husband played taxi cab driver for me and stayed with me all day to ‘be sure I was ok’, A friend called in the afternoon to check on me to see how it went.
As I went through this experience I found some parallel’s to effective leadership today. Call me weird, but here are the four leadership lessons I learned from a colonoscopy: Read more »