Mar 05, 2005 - 2:31 pm
I had my first Colonoscopy a week ago since my Bowel resection On April 1 of 2004. The doctor removed three polyps. Pathology reported yesterday that they were pre-cancerous. Therefore, I am now officially in remission. I slept last night better than I have in a month. Now, I know most of us dread having any tests done that may reveal something new. But trust me, knowing is far better than not knowing. It's just like the last time. If I had not had the Colonoscopy, I would eventually have developed cancer. As it was, my first Colonoscopy revealed Stage II Adenocarcinoma. If I had ignored my doctor's urging, I would not be here now. So, If any of you, my friends, are thinking of skipping your annual check up, or if you have friends who have never had one done and they are in the demographic group, please have it done or urge them to have it done. It just might save your life.