Episode 12

Published on:

23rd May 2024

The Thing About Colonoscopies

Hello lovely listeners! Welcome to another insightful episode of Confessions of an Aging Ingenue with your super-duper host, Jenni Tooley. 

As always, I am excited to be on this side, recording these amazing episodes, and I’m thrilled to have you on the other side, listening and I hope, getting inspired!

So, I’ve got news… It’s the season finale for season two! And we're wrapping up this season of Confessions of an Aging Ingenue with a very special episode. But, if you want this season to keep going, make your voice heard! I’ll even take requests, whoa. So, if you want an encore, let me know.

Now, let's get to it. Today’s topic might surprise you: colonoscopies. Yep, we’re going there! If you’re listening to this on the day it drops, I’m either in the middle of getting one or recovering from it. So please, send good vibes my way for a speedy recovery.

In this episode, I'll share my experiences with screenings, the hilarious concept of mailing poop (thanks, Cologuard!), and the importance of getting checked, especially if you're over 50. It's all about taking care of ourselves, despite the fears and awkwardness.

From dealing with a little bleeding that led to this colonoscopy to the anxiety of asking for help, I'm laying it all out there.

We don't talk about this enough, and there's a lot of stigma around it. But it's so important, especially as we get older. And today, I’m being vulnerable and sharing my experiences, my fears, and some funny moments about dealing with this procedure. Trust me, you’ll want to hear this.

This episode is a mix of laughs, fears, and a whole lot of real talk about health and aging. It’s a perfect, if not quirky, way to end the season.

So, grab your favorite drink, get comfy, and let’s dive into the not-so-glamorous, but oh-so-important world of colonoscopies.

As Season Two draws to a close, now will be a great time to catch up on Season 1 (if you missed it or want to relive the experience). Also, I encourage you to check out the Interactive Companion Guide for Season One and consider Joining My Mentorship Program - Let's get up close and personal as I guide you on your own journey of growth.

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Confessions of an Aging Ingenue
from insecure ingenue to perimenopausal powerhouse
Go BTS into my creative life/career as I regain my integrity and create a system that aligns with my values and supports an abundant, healthy lifestyle.

It’s taken me decades to find my way back to me. The journey has been messy, out of control and all of the things I feared. I fear them no more. Take these stories as your own.

Imperfect. Unedited. Uncensored.
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Jenni Tooley

Hi! I am Jenni Tooley and I have a lot going on! I tend to go where I am led, am highly adaptable and have a wide variety of transferable skills and talents. This means I have experienced a whole lot so far in life-- I have owned and operated my own cottage bakery, am a trained birth doula, am a yoga teacher, am a professional actor, have worked in non-profit development, launched a web series and just distributed my first feature film, STUCK. Oh! Did I happen to mention I've also been an actor for over 3 decades and played alongside in Richard Linklater's Boyhood? That all sounds amazing- and super woman-ish, right?

What you may not know is that although I am a creative human, I am also a messy one. I've been around lot of blocks and trudged through around and over some of the deepest blocks within myself. I know what it's like to feel stuck- unable to move forward. I know what it's like to be overwhelmed with self-doubt. I know what it's like to feel like I or what I do is never enough. I've spent years trying to "fix" myself. I have a "chick with a stick" in my brain that loves to whack me around whenever I make a mistake, show my imperfections, or am willing to be vulnerable. She thinks she's keeping me safe. But I'm tired of being abused by myself. My "good enough" is actually more than good enough. I don't have to go outside of myself for validation. And being vulnerable is really hot!

I won't claim to have completely overcome all these things-- after all I am human. But I've gotten through them and continue to build myself up rather than break myself down, most days:) Along my journey I have collected so many tools, a whole lot of experience, and have always been (it turns out) filled with wisdom. I am thrilled to be able to share all of this with you! I specialize in holding space for people, deeply listening, and being able to guide people back to the truth of who they are. The process isn't perfect. And I will never claim to have " the only 5 steps you need to fix yourself for good" because in my experience that's a bunch of hoo-ha. And it sets up a situation where if you didn't get fixed you think there must be something wrong with you(I know, I've had that experience).

I'd love to have you join me on this journey! www.jennitooley.com