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.  :-)

6 comments:

beachmom15 said...

WOW!!! what a story. Very happy for you. I too have finally been able to stop and take a breath and say.. hey time for me to get cracking on this weight loss thing.. cause, I've managed to quit smoking, I quit drinking and now what's left? Weight.. and it's time.

Lisa (lisita15)
http://beachmom15.blogspot.com/

Dukan Diet said...

This is a real inspiration for me! to get what you want is very important to set clear objectives and to identify ways in which you want to achieve them. Although results will come slowly, only don't to give up

strongmindhealthybody said...

That is scary to think about, but glad everything is ok. Congrats on dropping the 40 pounds.
I recently began documenting my own weight loss through a healthy diet and exercise. I'm 30 years old and have two young children. I intend to be around for a long time!

Here's to Good Health!

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Jimmy said...

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Megan said...

It is really great to have a positive attitude. Your mission to teach and share information about Colon Cancer is a great idea. You will be able to help a lot of people through it. Keep it up!