Chrissy Teigen is thoroughly enjoying the relaxation that comes with an endoscopic examination!
After undergoing a colonoscopy on Wednesday, the 37-year-old mother-of-four updated her fans from what appeared to be a hospital bed, expressing that she felt “great” while sharing her one regret about the experience.
“I just woke up from my colonoscopy, and I feel great,” Teigen, who revealed earlier this week that she planned to undergo the procedure for the first time, began the post. “But it only took like 20 minutes. Honestly, I wish it took longer because it was such a good nap.”
Indeed, her first colonoscopy was a swift affair. Just an hour before, the author of “Cravings” had posted a pre-procedure selfie on her Instagram Story with the caption: “Time 2 check out that ass.”
Within a few hours, she was back to work, sharing a short Instagram Story video of her daughter Luna Simone surrounded by pink boxes filled with treats. The camera panned over jars and bags of candy, and Teigen walked over to a box brimming with Barbie dolls and lifted one out.
“We absolutely LOVE a goodie bag,” she captioned the video.
The colonoscopy came after Teigen revealed on Monday that she was preparing to undergo the procedure for the first time ever.
“Soon there’s going to be a very large jump in people my age and even a little younger getting colon cancer because we don’t get checked,” she explained. “And we don’t get checked because we’re not told to. You think that your parents are the ones that get checked.”
“I have my first colonoscopy tomorrow because I was told by my doctor that people are getting it younger and younger and they should go in earlier and earlier to get checked now,” Teigen shared.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people get regularly screened for colon cancer every ten years once they turn 45.
However, earlier and more frequent screenings are advised for individuals with an inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis), or a personal or family history of colorectal cancer or colorectal polyps, among other pre-existing conditions.
Teigen also discussed the preparation for a colonoscopy. “One thing that you always hear about is the crazy drink that you have to drink the night before,” she said. “It’s like very intense and there’s cramping. And obviously, you have to get ready to have a camera up your butt.”
“But now, it can be pills. So now I have to take these pills, a sip of water after every pill, and then a giant thing of water,” she added.