The Republic of Eire striker’s mum handed away, aged 40 from bowel most cancers and Walters has common verify ups
Jon Walters shared his colonoscopy expertise on social media in a bid to avoid wasting lives.
The Burnley striker, who’s on mortgage at Ipswich, was simply 11 years previous when his mum, Helen, died on the age of 40 because of bowel most cancers.
He has undergone common checks for abnormalities ever since – and his colonoscopy process concerned a 12,000 ft tube, an hour on the bathroom and a joke to his physician.
Walters, 35, instructed his 84,000 Twitter followers: “Yesterday I went for a colonoscopy. My mum, Helen handed away aged 40 of bowel most cancers and due to her age I should be checked frequently for any abnormalities of my bowel.
“To boost consciousness of this monstrous illness I’m going to share my expertise. Firstly, I spoke with the membership physician and organized to fulfill Dr M, a specialist on this process.
“He defined the method which went in a single ear and out the opposite, primarily as a result of all I heard was how he was going to stay a tube, 12,000ft up my bottom.
“I left the hospital with a powdered answer known as ‘MoviPrep’. In itself this sounds fairly innocuous however belief me after I say it’s one of many worst innovations recognized to man or lady. I left his workplace figuring out I had a month or so earlier than the process.
“The day earlier than the colonoscopy I adopted the directions explaining what I ought to and shouldn’t eat, however all I might take into consideration was the 12,000ft tube that was looming the subsequent day. I finished consuming at 9pm and mentally ready for what was coming.”
Walters continued: “The subsequent morning I made my first answer of MoviPrep. I combined two sachets of powder with one litre of water and this took 1hr30 to drink.
“The rationale it takes so lengthy and what nobody tells you is that it tastes like orange flavour cat urine combined with rest room cleaner.
“MoviPrep is a laxative so you’re suggested to ‘keep close to a bathroom’. To be extra correct it ought to inform you to remain on the bathroom as you’ll expertise what can solely be described as a nuclear bomb going off in your abdomen.
“This human waterfall goes on for an hour or so till your bowels are fully and completely emptied. You’re so relieved when it’s throughout UNTIL you then realise you’ve received to make up one other answer of MoviPrep and do it yet again.
“Now that I used to be 10kg lighter, I had the small difficulty of a 45-minute drive to the hospital in Manchester. Usually that wouldn’t be an issue however I’ve now had two litres of nuclear laxative and I’m struggling to stroll 12 yards to the bathroom.
“The daddy in regulation volunteered to drive me. I didn’t clarify the morning that I’ve needed to him and that I contemplated shopping for some kind of grownup nappy or bringing a water-proof coat for him in case one other explosion went off.”
Fortunately, the Republic of Eire worldwide made it to the hospital with none bother.
He mentioned: “We managed to finish the journey with none incidents and went by means of to the ward to organize for the tube and movie crew who had been going to take a look up my bottom. As soon as the hospital robe was on I used to be able to go.
“Now within the room I used to be having a nervous go searching for the 12,000ft tube and determined they have to carry it in after the anaesthesiologist works his magic.
“I then witnessed a 20-minute journey by means of my bowels on a TV display screen and requested Dr M probably the most severe query of all, ‘Did he discover my head up there as I’ve been instructed on many events that’s the place it’s at?’”
Walters was then given the all-clear by medics.
He added: “Fortunately it was the simplest of procedures and my bowels are fully away from any polyps and I’ve no worries in any respect.
“The subsequent step for me is to get some genetic exams to see whether or not my mum’s bowel most cancers might have been handed on genetically. I’m simply glad this doesn’t contain MoviPrep!
“I’ve shared this with you for a cause! Colonoscopies aren’t a joke and neither is bowel most cancers. It’s a vile illness that may be prevented with some schooling and consciousness on early indicators of the illness. There’s no disgrace in doing what I’ve finished.
“Go on our wonderful @nhs web site to get any data required and please converse to your GP. It was 23 years in the past that my mum handed away. With the advances in medication since then, I want to envisage that taking my recommendation might assist save your life.”