Cast Blog: #RHOBH

The Last Gas

Brandi: I Don't Enjoy Anger or Grudges

Eileen: I Could Feel the Tension at Kyle's

Lisa R Reflects on That Bittersweet Episode

Yolanda: These Are Teaching Moments

Kim: My Heart Felt So Big

Kyle: Kim and Monty's Relationship Is Unique

Lisa V.: I Needed an Uncomplicated Friendship

Brandi: Kim Is a Survivor

Lisa R.: I Couldn't Be More in My Element

Eileen: Brooke Was a Gorgeous Bride

Brandi: I Felt Like a Grown Up

Yolanda: I Was Doubting My Parenting Skills

Lisa V.: A Scare Can Be the Ultimate Lesson

Eileen: Yeah, Vincent and I Bicker Sometimes

Lisa R.: My Heart Ached for Yolanda

Kim: The Call No Parent Wants to Get

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Brandi: Not a Good Time for My Phone to Die

Lisa V.: Hindsight Is 20/20

Kim: The Words You Never Want to Hear

Yolanda: 50 Is the New 30

Eileen: A Long Career Is the True Award

Kyle: An Invite to a Party Isn't the Answer

Lisa R.: God Bless Michael Bolton!

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 3?

11 #RHOBH Reactions That Sum up Our Lives

Kyle: I Would Take A Road Trip Over a Plane

Lisa: When You Reach Out, You Are Rewarded

Kim: Brandi and I Always Seem to Have Fun

Yolanda: A Homemade Meal Goes a Long Way

Brandi: I Was Surprised Adrienne Was So Receptive

The Real Story Behind Lisa R.'s Depends Ad

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 2?

3 Times the 'Wives Were Just Like Us

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 1?

Kyle: Brandi Was Looking for Trouble

Lisa's First Impression of the Ladies

Yolanda: Fasten Your Seat Belts

Q&A: How Are Camille, Adrienne, and Taylor Now?

The Last Gas

Dr. Paul Nassif explains the importance of colonoscopies and why he was so full of hot air.

On this week's episode, as many of you know, I got a colonoscopy. The American Cancer Society recommends that once you're past 50, you should schedule procedures like this regularly or risk something far more serious. I'm not past 50 yet, but I'm close enough -- and I was in the office for an upper endoscopy due to reflux anyway. So what you saw was the aftermath of me trying to be proactive and responsible.

And yes, it was a little funny to watch.

I'm lucky to know Dr. Marc Edelstein, who is not only a friend but also a great physician. He tells me that that colonoscopy is considered the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening, and that screening allows doctors to find and remove any problem polyps. Since colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., it's key to catch any potential issues early.

Which brings us to the procedure.

There's not much that's pleasant about a colonoscopy. The preparation includes a liquid fast and colon cleansing beforehand (that’s the worst part) so the doctor can have a clean slate. I had to have the enema because I couldn’t finish the medicine that makes you empty your colon. Next, the anesthesiologist sedates you for the procedure. Take it from someone who's been on both sides of that mask: I prefer to be supervising the anesthesiologist rather than the other way around! It's routine for doctors to introduce air into your colon, which helps them with visibility. This air, once the procedure is completed, has to escape. Which is what you heard on Monday's episode.

So, if Adrienne says I'm full of hot air, I reply (with all due respect) that it's in the name of early detection and good health.

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