Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Eastern NC
    Posts
    109

    Default One year anniversary

    Well, April 16 will make it one year that I had my colon surgery. Had a colonoscopy done and they found a tumor. When it was all over, they removed a tumor the size of a grapefruit and 12" of my colon. In pain for several months due to the large incision that they made. At least there was no chemo or other things that had to be done.

    This coming Friday, April 25, I am having my follow up colonoscopy. The doctor told me at my physical a few weeks ago that everything looks great. I only hope that my colonoscopy comes out the same.

    Similar Threads:
    F.I.R.E. Services

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Healdsburg, CA
    Posts
    1,741

    Default Re: One year anniversary

    Good luck Mitchell. Everybody over 40 should be getting a colonoscopy at least every 5 years and all men, again 40 and over, should have their PSA checked. Hey, we are inspectors, but do we take care of having our aging bodies inspected? Prostate cancer survivor.

    Jerry McCarthy
    Building Code/ Construction Consultant

  3. #3
    David Banks's Avatar
    David Banks Guest

    Default Re: One year anniversary

    Wish you the best Mitchell.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia PA
    Posts
    3,177

    Default Re: One year anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry McCarthy View Post
    ...Everybody over 40 should be getting a colonoscopy at least every 5 years...
    That's what I thought, but my doc recently told me 10 years since my first one at age 50.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia PA
    Posts
    3,177

    Default Re: One year anniversary

    This is from the Johns Hopkins website
    Johns Hopkins: Colon Cancer on colonoscopy for colon cancer

    "Patients who have had a hyperplastic polyp removed have the same risk of colon cancer as the general population and can adhere to the same screening scheduleŚcolonoscopy every 10 years after age 50."

    Obviously, if you've had colon cancer, that's an other story.


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Eastern NC
    Posts
    109

    Default Re: One year anniversary

    Well, I had my follow up colonoscopy yesterday. Everything looked good. Had a few small polyps but Dr does not appear worried. Now, hopefully I can wait three years before I have to take that nasty mess again!
    If you have never had one before and you are at that age or your family has a history, I highly suggest you have one. Even though I was not due for three more years, they found mine and I still had to have surgery. I can only imagine if I had waited what they would have found.


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    25,313

    Default Re: One year anniversary

    I think the time between them depends on what is found or not found.

    If they find polyps - 5 years, if they find polyps with stems - 1 year, if they find nothing (like with me this past January 2nd) - 10 years.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    High Point, NC
    Posts
    97

    Default Re: One year anniversary

    I had my second colonoscopy this year.
    First one, the year before, turned up Pre-cancerous cells but no cancer.
    That's called "dodging a bullet".

    Colon cancer runs in my family too.
    Scary stuff.
    I'm married to an RN that takes my health very seriously.
    Lucky me.

    Good luck, Mitchell.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •