Monday, June 4, 2007


This morning I had my colonoscopy. Yesterday was pretty rough, not eating anything except a little orange jello, then trying to get all those pills down to clean me out. The pills are huge, and I had to take FOUR of them at 5:00 pm, another four at 5:15, another four at 5:30, another four at 5:45, and yet another four pills at 6:00. I managed to get them all down with only minor gagging, and around 7:00 pm, started to "GOOOOOOOOOOOO" if you know what I mean. At 9:00 pm, I had to take another four pills and when those just about came back up, I decided that I was done with them. I was to take another dose at 9:15 and the last dose at 9:30, but I was finished. There couldn't be anything left in me!

We got to the hospital around 7, I had the procedure done at 9:15 or so, under a twilight sleep, and then finally got home around 1. They made me stay until I went to the bathroom and ate something. They brought me a light lunch around 11:30 and it was actually pretty good. Either that or I was just extremely hungry.

Anyway, my surgeon said that everything was just FINE!!! No polyps or tumors or ANYTHING! I was as clear as could be! All of our prayers have been answered and I am really grateful and thankful for that. Now I won't need another colonoscopy for THREE years, thank goodness! I've had no symptoms, but it's always nice to have that official reassurance that all is well.

It's impossible to even put into words how good this makes me feel. I think that at long last I can now really start the emotional healing process from cancer. This has been a long time coming, and I'm just deeply relieved. It was all I could do to not burst into tears right then and there when they told me all was well.