Another Stalker

Not Exactly Hearts and Flowers Among cancer tests, colonoscopies are a little odd. I’m not talking about the infamous prep, or even the general indignity involved. I’m talking about the results. If the doctor finds nothing — no polyps, no ulcers, no funny stuff — then, great. You’re in the clear, come back in ten […]

Dear NED*, Please Be My Valentine

So, this year’s colonoscopy was originally scheduled for about four weeks ago, but my doc’s office called to reschedule it. One of the alternate dates offered was Valentine’s Day, which appealed to my admittedly twisted sense of humor. Which goes with my twisted colon, a fact about which my doc informed me the last time […]

Dodging Those Cancer Bullets

Gimme Some Indestructible Gauntlets. First of all, a word of profound thanks to all my cyber-peeps on Facebook and elsewhere for your understanding and concern yesterday. If love and good will can prevent cancer, then after yesterday, I’m set for life. As I sniffled my way through a few meltdowns, all your comments, messages and […]

“This Might Hurt A Little” — Procedural Pain

First, do no harm? This is not what I wanted to write about today. But yesterday, I woke up during an outpatient diagnostic procedure, began to feel stabbing abdominal pain, made the surgeon and clinical staff aware of this, and nothing was done about it. I was in a haze induced by the conscious-sedation cocktail […]