Monday, August 22, 2011

Drumroll Please....

Well as it turns out I was right to be scared.  It has been a whirlwind several weeks, but I am emerging slowly from the other side.

When I last left you I had a colonoscopy, and the doc removed some polyps.  Well it turns out that one of them was cancerous.  Which of course I did not take exactly well.  However.... The GOOD NEWS is that I have already had surgery and they removed about a foot a colon and all of the cancer with it.  It ended up being Stage 1.  That means NO chemo, NO radiation, and surgery is the only thing I have to endure.  Of course I will be visiting an oncologist and the GI doc for followups and still remain nervous.

More than anything though I am optimistic.  I am getting back to losing weight and am going to try hard this time to keep it off.  I am going to be on a mission to let people know about colon cancer and making sure that people pay attention to their crap, and schedule the colonoscopy when the time comes.  Talk to your family members and find out if they have had polyps.  I could go on but the real news today is that I am CANCER FREE.  oh and I have dropped a little over 40 lbs since Sept last year.  :-)