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How was your weekend? Half of mine was good, but then I spent my Sunday prepping for a colonoscopy. No eating, and some naaaaaaaaaaaaasty drugs. The prep was far worse than the actual procedure, for which I was asleep. But, that’s done now for another 10 years or so, which is good. And I can eat again, which is also good.

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