I went to my primary doctor today for the first time in a few years. All went very well, blood pressure was 100/70 so that blip before the mastectomy was just that, a blip. After stepping on the scale I can officially say that I am down 40 pounds from my maximum weight and very pleased.
Here is my dilemma of the day, after the doctor wrote me out a script to get a full blood panel done she tossed in a comment that I may want to have a colonoscopy done. She said there is a slight increased risk of colon cancer with breast cancer. BUT I did not have breast cancer. I would have eventually probably but I did not.
I came home and did some investigation and just don’t know if I really need to do this test now.
It just never ends!
6 thoughts on “Ugh Colonoscopy?”
I just had it last month. It’s not that bad- the prep is worse! I can give you all my tips that helped me if you decide to do it.
I just feel like I could be tested to death for “slight” risks. I know I should go just have to talk myself into it I guess.
I didn’t think I needed one either and I had a precancerous polyp removed. Like Heather says, it’s really not so bad. Now I’m good for another 5 years 🙂
Very compelling argument :-)!
Oh yes! And I had 3 polyps removed (benign thankfully all in line with Cowden’s Syndrome) but I think getting a baseline is what’s important. 🙂
Um, I kicked and screamed on this one, but got it done this month. Cowden’s can reccomend colonoscopy up to every 6 months. I was thrilled to get THREE years before I have to go back – relief. Plus, I lost another 4 pounds with all that prep. Worth it in the end. ( no pun intended :-))