I'm keeping this fairly quiet on the social media front until I have far more details, but I need to talk about it somewhere, and you guys are both intelligent and somewhat caring, while also making me laugh at times. So I trust you to share it with.
I went in yesterday for a colonoscopy because I've been bleeding for several months. My doctors all expected it was just hemorrhoids so I wasn't really worried over anything more than having to go through the terrible prep for the procedure. When I woke up my Doctor said it was bad... I have colon cancer and it's kind of big.
This is crazy, I'm only 42, this isn't supposed to happen yet. Anyhow, we don't know how advanced it is yet, whether it's spread, or any of that. So until I know more, I'm trying not to worry my family too much. But best case it looks like I'm going to need a fairly major surgery to cut out that part of my colon. If that's all it takes, then I'll be cured and I'll just have to do a colonoscopy every 6 months for several years. However if it's really advanced and they can't just cut it out, or if it's spread to further areas, then I have no idea what I'm up against.
I'm scared, really depressed, and having a hard time focusing on anything.
If you guys pray, I'd appreciate it. If you have any personal stories about dealing with this, I'd love to hear them. And any good information you all have (And I know some of you are brilliant), I'd love to hear good news about prognosis, etc... I was still woozy when the dr shared it with me, so I didn't really have time to get good answers on everything and I don't want to just go googling because there's tons of scary and bad information available.