Thursday, November 10, 2011

FOREVER GRATEFUL


Feeling very grateful for being alive to see the beautiful colors of this Fall Season...


I remember a time:


Age= 40, no symptoms
Co-worker=pushing three times, "Get a baseline physical, you look tired!"  


Backstory:  coworker = recent breast-cancer survivor
Nudgings = from 'one who knows'
















My physical = numbers looked great...except 'fecal hemoccult'   
Follow-up Colon test = cancerous polyp/surgery/13" less colon
Repeat: 40 years old



Early-detection/MESSY test = 'cure'
Me = still alive, 12 years later  :)

IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD A BASELINE PHYSICAL, or if ANYONE in YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY HAS HAD COLON CANCER, CONSIDER YOURSELF nudged...Go get a physical with a hemoccult/colonoscopy...It might save YOUR LIFE, too.


Blessings,

2 comments:

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

had my appointment for a physical this morning.........:)

R

sara said...

having my first colonoscopy Dec 14. But I do get a physical every year!

btw, my husband is sick AGAIN!! my daughter went in to the doc and got a zpack, but I can't get my husband to go in...men. He has had a reoccurring cold now THREE times in 1 1/2 months...seriously. I may have to take drastic measures....