If you follow me on Facebook or Insta, I’m judging you if you aren’t, you know that I spent a few days in the hospital. It caught some by surprise but my tribe knew that it was coming.
So here is the short version. Longer version coming later. I had a colonoscopy in April & the doctors found a polyp that was too big for them to remove at that time. So after several doctor visits, test & second opinions I was scheduled for surgery to remove the polyp.
To say that this whole process has changed my life is an understatement. Simple things that we take for granted, like being able to go to the bathroom & handle all of our business, won’t be so simple for me. For the next two months I have to wear a colostomy bag. I no longer control when I poop! In all of my 51 years it NEVER entered my mind that I wouldn’t be able to control my sh*t. That’s for old people, I’m to young for this. But here I am. I’m blessed that this is only for 2 months some people live with a colostomy bag for survival.
I’m encouraging you. I’m pleading with you. I’m screaming from the top of my lungs….if you are 50 plus… schedule your colonoscopy. Yes the prep process is a bit much but that 24 hour cleanse can save your life. I did not have ANY issues or symptoms that something was growing in my body. I was simply doing my preventative screenings.
As you read this I’m waiting on the pathology report to tell me if the polyp that they removed was cancerous or not. This week I’ll face either a new battle or I’ll finish out this process and be done until my next colonoscopy. Either way I’m glad that I will have answers. Either way I will have the chance to determine my next move. Either way I’m still here. I have a lot of life left to live.
Dress: Target, Booties: Marshalls, Scarf: Limited Express (1985)
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So proud to be a member of the tribe. Love you Cuz!
Wow?! I read 51 and my jaw literally dropped! You’re out here shinning and giving valuable information looking like a fresh 30 something 😍 thanks for this post I’ll read it to Mum!