Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

October 20, 2012

A Short Story

About four years ago, my family Doctor recommended that horrible of horribles, a colonoscopy. That was not very high on my list of what I considered fun things to do, but reluctantly, I agreed. he said someone would call to make the arrangements.

Well, a month went by, then two and nobody called. "Great,"' I thought. Elaine was after me but to no avail. Someone once said that I was slightly stubborn, but who am I to argue.

Well, a year went by then two, and finally four. I was in to see the Doc and he asked if I had ever had one. When he heard that I hadn't he decided that due to my age, that should be rectified (no pun intended). Not wanting to make him feel bad, I did not mention that he'd run this by me before, four years ago. By mentioning my age isn't that a form of discrimination against me?

Anyway, this time someone did phone. Elaine drove me over and I had to sign some forms that pertained to liability and also my being grounded for 24 hours afterwards from driving any motorized vehicle or operating any power equipment. I asked the nurse if that meant I couldn't ride a horse also. She gave a half smile and asked how tall the horse was, but said nowhere did it mention not riding a horse.

Well, for 4 years I was praying that nothing bad was going on inside. The operation occurred and they cut out three large polyps (too much information?) and that I would know in three weeks if they were benign, precancerous or cancerous. Well for two weeks I was praying for  the former.

They were right about not driving as I was very groggy for 12 hours and still a little groggy after 24, but other than that and a slightly sore belly, I felt pretty good.

After the two weeks, I returned to see the Doc and he said that on a 1 to 10 scale with 1 being benign and 10 being cancerous, I was a one. The polyps were large and benign. Thanks to God!

He also said that if I had any siblings coming up 40, to have them get checked as the ending isn't always a happy one and an early detection is more easily treatable and has a higher success rate.

During the two weeks, Elaine asked if I was worried. I replied "No, there is no point worrying about something that you have no control over" or something to that effect. I was praying, and my prayer was answered.

Now any more semi-stubborn folks over 40 out there that should be booking an appointment?
When the operating Doc talked to me afterwards he said that I would need another "inspection" in 2 years. After the biopsy, they updated that to 5 years.

Only one other thing to note is  that a product called Golightly is very much miss- named. :-{


Tombstone Livestock said...

Glad you got the best choice of results out of the 3.

Michelle said...

Glad to hear that your test results were all clear. Not a very pleasant test, but necessary!

Terry said...

Yay! One less thing to worry about.

joyce said...

LOL...the entire post was a little TMI but I am happy for you that all went well. Seriously though, sitting on a horse after that???

Dar said...

It isn't the most fun thing I've ever done but, hearing 'benign' is a wonderful thing. Glad everything worked out in the end.(no pun intended either)

S. Etole said...

So glad that all turned out well.

JaneofVirginia said...

The Golitely prep is very much misnamed ! LOL
Glad you are well.