BTW for those of you wondering why I am doing this public service announcement.
By the time my idiot doctor sent me for this test (I did have signs something was wrong) I had stage 4 cancer.
In all seriousness, I'm sorry you are going through this health challenge, Mac.
Best wishes and positive vibes for a complete recovery.
As far as how I am doing I may end up in the New England Journal of Medicine by the time its all over. I don't remember the numbers but like 50% of people don't make a year, only 28% make a second year and so on until year 5 when only 2% make it that far. I have passed my second year and according to my Oncologist am looking well beyond 5 years. They may write a book on me
OTOH I know a father and son who have been living for YEARS after having repeated colon cancer operations- I guess it's in their genes. The son (30's) has to have a colonscopy every six months but both are still working and enjoying a quality way of life.
Prayers and wishes for the best MAC!
Last edited by PatriotReign; 11-25-2010 at 12:13 AM.
Thanks for all of the good thought's folks, I plan on sticking around until I can come here and wish you folks congrats on winning your next superbowl.
So I should be good for another 25 - 30 years
THE ONLY WAY TO FIND A POLYP IS TO HAVE A COLONOSCOPY. GET UR A$$ TO THE DOCTOR. EVEN IF YOU FEEL FINE.