• Ailments... 1A.

    From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jan 3 23:20:16 2013
    Hi, Daryl! Awhile ago you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    I understand colonoscopies are a drag... a female friend
    had one recently & told me she was hors de combat for three
    days. The alternative could be worse, however, if further
    developments took place unchecked.... :-Q

    A lady in Sherwood, Arkansas (northeast of Little Rock) was
    diagnosed with colon cancer at 24...she died 6 weeks later.


    Uh-huh. So it's not a disease affecting only overweight middle-aged guys who love their meat & potatoes, contrary to popular belief... [wry grin].



    Another female was too embarrassed to tell the doctor she
    had blood in her fecal stool. Nine months later, violent
    abdominal pains sent her to the ER...only to find it was
    stage 4 colon cancer. :(


    Reminds me of a neighbour of ours who died from a particularly fast- growing variety of prostate cancer which then spread elsewhere. He was afraid he might have cancer, so he put off consulting his doctor about it until there wasn't much anybody could do to help. His wife blamed the ER for not noticing he had bone cancer when he broke a couple of ribs as a result of falling off a high shelf at work. I felt saddened that neither of them got the picture even though they lived in close proximity to the home of the SURVIVOR echo.... :-(



    While colon cancer is the second greatest killer behind
    heart disease and breast cancer, if caught early, it's
    easily treatable, with a 90% chance of survival.
    Unfortunately, colon cancer, and many other forms of
    cancer, in their early stages, have no symptoms at all.


    Because of your IBS, however, you are monitored at regular intervals for such things. It seems to me that every cloud has a silver lining.... ;-)




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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ARDITH HINTON on Sat Mar 3 00:58:00 2018
    Hi, Daryl! Awhile ago you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    Hi, Ardith...

    Uh-huh. So it's not a disease affecting only overweight middle-aged
    guys who love their meat & potatoes, contrary to popular belief... [wry grin

    Sad, but true. Years ago, people would talk about their bowels and
    bladder, and not say a word about sex. Now, it's the other way around.

    Reminds me of a neighbour of ours who died from a particularly fast- AH>growing variety of prostate cancer which then spread elsewhere. He was afra AH>he might have cancer, so he put off consulting his doctor about it until the AH>wasn't much anybody could do to help. His wife blamed the ER for not notici AH>he had bone cancer when he broke a couple of ribs as a result of falling off AH>high shelf at work. I felt saddened that neither of them got the picture ev AH>though they lived in close proximity to the home of the SURVIVOR echo.... :

    That's the thing. I know going to the doctor isn't ones idea of a good
    time. But, the earlier that they can catch something, the better chance
    of survival one has, and the better chance they can remove it. When my
    late father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it was already stage
    IV -- they couldn't do a thing for him, and he was dead 6 weeks later.

    Because of your IBS, however, you are monitored at regular intervals
    for such things. It seems to me that every cloud has a silver lining.... ;

    The last time I had the colonoscopy, the gastrointerologist said I
    could wait 3 years. Well, it has been over 3 years on both the upper and
    lower GI, so I'm due.

    My hope is they can do both the upper and lower GI the same day, so I
    only have one anesthesiology bill. I'll spend the night at my Mom's
    place afterwards, then come home the next day.

    Daryl

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