Nov 09, 2004 - 2:23 pm
I was doing some volunteer work in a nursing home when I first noticed what I thought was hemorrhoid. Went to a nurse and asked for something for the discomfort. Of couse she gave me hemorrhoid medication. Now that I think back I wonder how many of those poor people in the nursing home may have the same thing and are being given hemorrhoid medication for it??
It was actually another year before I went to the Dr. I thought so long as I could numb it up it was OK.
But then it started protuding from my butt hole and felt like a steel rod stuck up there.
The first GP I went to talked me out of hemorrhoid surgery by telling me how awful and nasty it was. This was a woman Dr.
The next one sent me straight to a surgeon. Thank God.
I have six siblings and a very large extended family and am the first to ever be diagnosed with cancer. I am hoping that I will also be the last.
To everyone--stay in there and keep kicking even if it is someones butt.