Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is an abnormal growth in the colon or rectum that can turn into cancer. Colorectol cancer is recognized in March to inform folks how important it is to get screened. (I got this information from the internet)

I didn’t know March was Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month until I was in the recovery room from my Colonoscopy today. The nurse handed me my discharge instructions, and gave me a blue bracelet that said “Colon Cancer Awareness Month” and a blue ribbon.

The thing that I disike about having a Colonoscopy is the prepping. I had to prep eight days before the procedure with Miralax. I then had to stop taking my Brilinta (Heart Med) five days earlier—yesterday, I had to take extra Miralax and Ducolax. I was running back and forth to the bathroom. A couple of times, coming out of the bathroom, I had to turn around and go back in. I was pooping so bad that my daughter had to purchased me some disposable underwear.

Even though today was not my first Colonoscopy, the effects of prepping is always crazy! My bottom was sore, and on top of that, I was hurting from my sciatic nerve. However, once I was on my way to have the procedure I was fine.

When I woke up, from the procedure, the doctor informed me that he removed two polyps. And even though the results from the polyps will return in a couple of weeks, my doctor said I was okay.

With all the aggravation of prepping, I can assure you, God willing, I will have my next Colonoscopy in seven years. I’ve seen a couple of people die from Colon cancer. And I don’t want that to happen to me or any of my loved ones. So I will help spread the word not only in March that getting a Colonoscopy is one of the smartest things a person can do.

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