Nov 09, 2012 - 3:19 pm
Just found out there is a history with colon polyps in my family. (brother) I am so amazed that family members won't share this sort of information until they are pressed for it.
I begged my brother to come by for warmth, a good meal and a hot shower. His power has been out for 9 days due to Hurricane Sandy. While we were talking, I gently asked about his visit to the hospital during the summer. I asked if he had a colonoscopy and he said yes. I had to probe (pun intended) further and found out 2 polyps were found. Not cancer but he will go back every 5 years.
I stressed to him that this information really is something the rest of the family should know (I have 8 siblings!)
So now ... here comes my exam and I can tell my doctor there is history in my family. He did ask me during the office visit and I couldn't give him an answer.
Starting my limited food intake today into tomorrow. Sunday .. O M G ... not looking forward to prep day.
Wish me luck!