Friday, June 3, 2011

Putting it off

I am a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to certain things and this is one of them.  My doctor has been hounding me about getting a colonoscopy for about three years now and I keep saying that I would get it done.  Well, finally my wife got tired of me saying I would and made the appointment for me and here is what happen:

Four polyps found and removed.  One did not look normal and was isolated to be checked independently.  The lab diagnosed it to be cancer and the doctor called me within three days of the procedure and that includes a weekend.

We met with the doctor the very next day and I was scheduled for a CT scan the following day to see the extent of the cancer.  The scan showed that the cancer was localized to just that area.  Now the doctor had already scheduled another procedure at the time of my visit to remove the remainder of the cancer and also has schedule one of his partners to do a follow-up ultrasound to make sure the cancer will be all removed at the time of this next procedure.

I will undergo the first procedure the week after next and the other the following week.  Thankfully the cancer has not spread outside of the colon at this time and the removal of it should be a fairly simple procedure.  I am certainly happy at this point that my wife scheduled the test to be done because if left up to me, it would still be one of those things I would be putting off probably to the point of no return.

My advice to all, when they tell you to do this at 50, you better gets it done if you want to see 55.  I may not have if I had not gone in to do this a 8 days ago.


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