With all of the fun of the past few days, I forgot to mention that the biopsies they took during the upper endoscopy last week were all fine.
And yes, the prep is definitely the worst part of a colonoscopy, but this is a VERY important test to get done. (And the doctor said only about 5% of people have the "difficult" colons like me!) ;-) Colon cancer is very treatable when caught early. If you wait until you have symptoms, it's often too late. So don't put it off, especially if you've had any kind of cancer in your family. My grandpa had colon cancer, it was caught early and he lived for many more years. He died of a heart attack, not the cancer.
I bought a new bike seat at Walmart today and am going to try that out. Also got a speedometer/odometer and a bag for carrying cell phone, etc. The local bike shop didn't have the padded shorts on hand and they cost $70. I'm not too keen on having him order them not knowing how the sizes work. So I'm going to try the new seat. The guy at the bike shop mentioned adjusting the tilt of the seat for comfort, too. So I'll try those things first.