Update: The prep for the procedure did not go well turns out I’m allergic to the diluted solution but that aside, I had the procedure today which went well and the result is a clear squeaky clean colon with no signs of cancer (yeahhhh)
I wrote this yesterday:
Today I am home prepping for a colonoscopy scheduled for tomorrow morning not the most fun I have had but some things need to be done.
I have spoken about stomach problems I suffer from in the past. They have caused me way too much grief.
My father had intestinal cancer and I worry that I might end up with the same fate but then again I could have lung cancer, breast cancer or any other upteen type that exists
The thing is I don’t want to live in fear, it’s hard not to though.
Every conversation on social media or face to face is about someone having cancer, dealing with the news that a love one has it or losing someone to it.
The truth is we are powerless to what is to come. The only thing we can do in our own lives is to improve our lifestyles, stay on top of doctor’s visits and when needed go for uncomfortable procedures like a colonoscopy.
On the flip side the most important thing is to live like every day like it is your last one. Enjoy every moment, let go of the past, love everyone and change the world in whatever small way you can.
Whatever happens is in God‘s hands…
I do believe that with every breath I take. I am thankful for every day, hours, minutes and seconds that I get.
So as I spend today getting ready for a procedure I take the time to be grateful for the health care providers that work so hard to keep us alive. The doctors, nurses, lab technicians and everyone that dedicates their lives to healing.
I know things are gloomy out there but I am looking at life as an opportunity to spread happiness.
I wish you all a wonderful happy day my friends and please take good care to have a preventative attitude with your health.
- Colon screening can save your life (utsandiego.com)
- Diagnosed at 35: Nampa woman fighting colon cancer (ktvb.com)
- Colonoscopys (whatsupcowden.wordpress.com)
- 4 New Ways to Get Screened for Colon Cancer (news.health.com)
- Scope aims to boost colon cancer prevention (metronews.ca)
- [cancer] Coming up on five years (jlake.com)
- Tools lead to near 100-percent colon cancer sure rate (kfor.com)