I got the test results back from the two polyps that were removed during last week’s colonoscopy. One of them came back as being pre-cancerous. When the nurse first said those words my heart almost stopped, I was terrified. The more she talked, the better I felt and now that I have had a few days to do some research, I feel pretty calm.
So, basically, a pre-cancerous polyp has only about a 5% chance of turning into full blown cancer and even those can take 10-15 years for that cancer to develop. I figure I could die from a hundred other things in that time frame so why not just live my life.
There are also things that I can do to help my chances. There are many risk factors but the ones that effect me directly are obesity, consuming large amount of red meat and physical inactivity. Not one of which is something that cannot be changed.
I would love to hear from other people who are in the same boat. I figure we can help support each other, give food and recipe ideas and even have a few laughs. Drop a note in the comment section and let’s see what we can work out. I can’t wait to hear from you and I wish you all the best for great weekend.