Healthy is as Healthy Does

I’ve always been proud of my health. I rarely take a sick day, and most of my family has smooth sailing until about the age of eighty. Enter Dr. Summerlin, my OB/GYN who wanted me to have a colonoscopy last November. NO WAY! Nobody is doing that to me. I agreed to Cologard, and my first postcard from them was an “all clear” but later they sent my doctor a notice that there was something wrong. She put me in touch with Dr. Rinker, and I did the colonoscopy begrudgingly. I didn’t need this. I’m WAY under 80. But Dr. Rinker found a large, cancerous polyp. Enter Dr. Bailey, the surgeon. He removed the cancer as well as 16 lymph nodes surrounding it. Thank the Lord (and yes, they prayer team was extensive) the cancer was contained. But I learned my lesson. When the doctor says to do a certain test, my pride can just take a back seat. I am so thankful to be on my way to recovery, and the most tumultuous week of my life is over. I am so thankful for the doctors who were more stubborn than I am. I’m thankful for great friends and family that prayed their hearts out for me. I also pray for those who are fighting cancer, and for strength and comfort for their families. My story has a happy ending so far, and I learned a valuable lesson. Thanks for reading this, and listen to your doctor. šŸ™‚

2 thoughts on “Healthy is as Healthy Does

  1. Praying for you my friend. So glad that you are going to be ok.

    On Sun, Nov 15, 2020, 10:29 AM Fran Driscoll, author wrote:

    > fdriscoll7 posted: ” I’ve always been proud of my health. I rarely take a > sick day, and most of my family has smooth sailing until about the age of > eighty. Enter Dr. Summerlin, my OB/GYN who wanted me to have a colonoscopy > last November. NO WAY! Nobody is doing that to me. I” >

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