Monday, July 11, 2011

Scared Straight

You would think so.  I know I have been MIA for some time again.  What can I say?  I have no excuse.  All I can do is start again.  Obviously something precipitated this post so I should just get to it.

I went in to the doc after having some blood in my stool, okay, it had been there off and on from some time.  Now I know it is gross to think or talk about but I am damn glad I finally said something.  Doc sent me off to get a colonoscopy and the GI doc found and removed several polyps.  Now this in itself is not great, but it is not good.  What is really not good?  The doc called them large and one was enormous.  So what the hell does all that mean doc?

Doc says that the polyps were benign but they have sent them off to Mayo for more tests.  What?  Sent them where?  Mayo?  As in Mayo Clinic?  As in.....  

Thanks Doc!  So I go back in Wednesday to see what is really up.

So obviously I went out and researched everything I could on polyps and causes and what not.  So every site said a primary cause was genetics.  There were also a whole myriad of different other reasons why someone may develop polyps.  But you know what else was listed on every site?  Thats right folks.   Being overweight and a sedentary lifestyle. 

So here we go again.  I will update numbers on the right as soon as I have them.  I have started the process again.  Eating better and trying to get some exercise.  You would think all the warnings would scare a guy straight.  I just hope a near miss on cancer does.