I survived my 2nd colonoscopy
If you’ve been listening this week…you’ll know I wasn’t here yesterday because I was getting a colonoscopy.
I lost my Dad to colon cancer when he was just 59 years old.
He wasn’t there to walk me down the aisle, met only 1/5 grandkids and saw nothing of my radio/tv career.
If you’ve lost a parent too young…you’ll get what I mean.
Colon cancer is certainly preventable and even it it develops…chances of survival are so much higher now than when Dad was diagnosed in 1991.
As a result of having a direct relation die of colon cancer, the protocol is to start getting tested early.
So yesterday was my 2nd colonscopy.
The first one almost 5 years ago came back clear…and my test yesterday was 100% clear too!
I’m good for another 5 years.
It’s not the most pleasant test to prep for…because you have to clear your digestive system…but once that’s done…the procedure itself is pretty simple and fairly easy because you’re under conscious sedation.
I don’t remember a thing from yesterday’s procedure.
Kudos to the nurses and doctor at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
All the people I came in contact with where kind, reassuring, informative and caring.
If there’s any history in your family…get tested and be around for all the milestones in your family.