Have you gone BLUE?
Ultimately, my mother went through it twice. Both times she had part of her colon removed and underwent treatment to kill of any lingering cancer. Both times the cancer came back. She lost her battle with cancer when she was just 63. Two years to retirement age. Too many years too soon. You hear so many talk about the courageousness of those with cancer, my mother experienced an almost Zen like transformation that made me think that in some way she found comfort and offered it to those of us around her. Nothing else seemed to matter after she knew the final diagnosis. It was what it was. The rest was just stuff, as she often told me.
The rest was just stuff. Very prophetic words and one that I try to rely on to this day when things get rough. Since my mother's death almost 9 years ago I've had three colonoscopy with only one instance of polyps. I don't care how rough the pre-treatment is I still do it. If your family has a history of colon cancer then you should, too.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Know your family history. Suck it up and do the prep and the test. And never take a day for granted.
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