|Seaside Gastroenterology Consultants|
This morning at 8 am I had my followup visit to my colonoscopy of a few weeks ago.
During my colonoscopy the doctor removed five polyps. They were sent out for a biopsy. My appointment with the doctor's office this morning was to review the results of that biopsy.
I was informed the polyps were precancerous.
I have to admit that this wasn't the result I wanted to hear. No one want to hear the "C" word as a result of a medical procedure.
The good news is that I don't have cancer. The bad news is that I am producing those polyps.
There were three results I could have had.
- Benign polyps
- Precancerous polyps
- Cancerous polyps
What do I do now besides have something else to worry about? I was told that I have to have a colonoscopy every three years now. While I'm not looking forward to having a colonoscopy every three years it's a lot of better than the alternative.
It's been three years since I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I was upset by that diagnosis too but I took steps to remove that cancer (seed implants) and have been cancer free since.
Let's face it folks, something is going to get us. No one lives forever. I'm at that age when my "yesterdays are more than my tomorrows" but I am thankful that I'm still here. And folks, believe me, I'm going to make the most of whatever healthy days I have left.