9 Responses to “A day at the mall..with an inflatable colon!”

  1. Allee Willis

    There is nothing more to say other than I’m sick I wasn’t at the mall!! That is the grossest, most wonderful display I’ve ever seen. What mall, what city?

    The polyps are insane. Were they just all scattered about inside the inflatable body organ?

    I love the photo of you inside. It looks like you’re flattened to conform with the colon walls.

    Fantastic post!

    So what IS the Super Colon?

    • suzette

      It was in Santa Rosa, CA. I was not allowed to possess a polyp, no matter how I begged! It was a display as BRBill mentioned. You were right about the photo, I did flatten it out!!!!

  2. denny

    This is crazy! I needed to see this as my anti-biotics are wreaking havoc on my colon as of lately.

    The polyp dolls are a killer!

    Such a fun post!

  3. BRBill

    I’d say the Super Colon is a display to draw attention to Colo-Rectal Cancer Awareness Month which is March. Inside where Suzette is standing you can see signs pointing out what polyps and colitis look like on an interior view as would be seen in a colonoscopy. I’ve seen these exhibits at malls also and this cancer is something i’m unfortunately all too familiar with as i am a rectal cancer survivor. And i was ahead of the curve, i got diagnosed at 46. So, please, all of you over 50 folks, see your doctor and get yourselves checked out with a colonoscopy. It’s not been easy for me but i’m still here. If this, as Allee said, gross wonderful display, can help save one life, great!!

    • suzette

      I did speak to the nurses, and I hope you know I was in no way being disrespectful of the disease. I have a strong family history of CA, and have been putting off the colonoscopy for 2 years, after seeing the display, Kaiser, here I come!

  4. shirlie williams

    Thats just crazy, but very informative, Suzette today you can proudly exclaim you spent time in an inflatable colon !! Fab.

  5. Michael Ely

    Yes! Everybody over the age of 50 should get a colonoscopy! As Allee said, it’s nothing to be afraid of (they put you under). It’s all about early detection, folks! In fact, I know two people that are alive today because of early detection.