It’s out there and it’s waiting. You may not even think about it for years--but it’s thinking about you. Sooner or later, someday you will turn 50 and when you do, the colonoscopy will be waiting. The colonoscopy is a relatively simple, potentially lifesaving and yet awkward and perhaps even embarrassing procedure. The fear of the unknown coupled with the miserable prep process can have any patient on emotional high alert on appointment day.