Nov 12, 2012 - 5:55 pm
The colonoscopy that is. You ladies were right. The prep is the worst! That first glass had me gagging right from the get go. I used a straw too! It was a long hour and a half getting that stuff down my throat. But immediately after that last sip, BINGO! The earth stood still, the angels were singing, the planets aligned .... smooth sailing.
Today I had the procedure and it went well. I love taking naps like that. No polyps! Diverticulosis and internal hemorrhoids. Doc just called and said I will need follow up in 3 years because of the family history (brother has the polyp issue). I told him NEVER AGAIN. He said "We'll see". As far as my condition, he said not to worry and he doesn't want to make this more than it is.
Now ... I have 2 weeks to get my nerves on edge because of the next ct scan. That's on the 26th. I don't think about it until is draws near. Hubby said "what do you expect?" I told him I HOPE that I dodged another bullet. Then he says "remember...you stopped the Arimidex." Yes I did. I haven't thought about BC since stopping it. That is a good thing for me. I hate being reminded of this disease. No less being reminded for the next 5 years. I do pray I made the right decision to stop this stuff. It's truly a double edged sword. It's supposed to stop recurrence yet it has so many side effects. Ones I can do without. I feel great and my mind is back to focusing on life again. Not "what if".
So, maybe the waiting game will end with this next scan. I am having it done at Sloan Kettering for the first time. My TS suggested this after seeing 3 ct scans that were all very confusing.