I was diagnosed with this general type of cancer just before I turned 52. Colonoscopies are recommended at age 50 for persons with no history of that type of cancer in the family. Don’t be like me and delay. Maybe if I had gone in at 50, the polyp wouldn’t have yet become cancerous. Then I wouldn’t be minus a couple body parts. Do yourself a favor…call to schedule your colonoscopy TODAY if you’re of the right age.
I’m not a huge fan of Dr. Oz, but this video (kind of gross at times) shows him getting a colonoscopy. He went into it thinking…oh not me, there will be nothing wrong, etc., etc. But his doctor found a polyp, thankfully before it had a chance to become cancerous.
An older man I worked with for 15 years was diagnosed a year ago with the SAME EXACT TYPE of cancer as me…same location, same type of polyp. But I think his was more advanced than mine. He went through two courses of chemo, which I think was more to extend his life than cure the cancer. He didn’t have radiation or surgery…and he passed away this past Friday. RIP, sir, you made me laugh at work more times than I can count!
I’d like to close this post with a laugh, so I’m including this video of the actor/comedian Billy Connolly talking about the prep for his first colonoscopy.
NSFW, mainly because you’ll be LAUGHING so hard!!! But language, too