You should never die from colon cancer

by admin on October 15, 2008

That’s what my friend’s doctor told him. One year ago I ended up in the hospital with some complications that led to a colonoscopy to solve the problem. I had two or three polyps removed that, if not for my hospital visit, would have caused me to die from colon cancer.

You see, I would not have gone in for a colonoscopy until it was too late. Our family already knows someone who is dying from stage 4 colon cancer. He was just nearing the age where they say you should get a colonoscopy.

I’m well shy of the recommended age of 50 when doctors say you should start having a colonoscopy. I am glad that things happened the way they did and my polyps were found extremely early. I would never have seen 50 otherwise.

I took the option of being knocked out for mine. No offense, but who really wants to stay awake for this? Really, the worst part is the taste of the horrible stuff you have to drink to “cleanse” your system. That stuff makes me shudder just thinking about it.

I just had a follow up colonoscopy and they did not find any polyps so I don’t have to go back for five years. Thank the Lord.

Get tested early. There’s no harm in it and it might just save your life.

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