What you can't see can kill you (Updated)

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Jul 23, 2019

      I had my upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy a week ago and they took a bunch of biopsies. He was concerned about a flat lesion in my colon and mentioned the C word.

      I got a message yesterday morning to check the portal for a new result.

      I didn't want to know so I put off opening it until this morning. It was just a blood glucose result. 


      This waiting can be unnerving because your near future plans could be turned upside down. I ordered tile for our shower yesterday and it won't be in for a week. As, I'm doing the install, if he wants me in for surgery immediately and there's a recovery period, those plans are delayed and due to extenuating circumstances, the work has to be completed by August 6.


      One of those two scenarios is going to happen. Surgery or tile.

      And so....I wait


      It appears I will be doing the tile 


The good news is my upper endoscopy showed NO HIGH GRADE DISPLASIA for the first time in 5 years.

You have to realize when I met with the Dr. the first time, he wanted to remove my esophagus. He's been cutting and burning bad areas of my esophagus every 4 months since that time, so, we've come a long way.

The bad news is, that lesion in my colon is at the same stage my esophagus was at the beginning.

He wants me to meet with a surgeon to discuss the complexity of the surgery, get a cat scan, and circle back to him.

It sounds like this will take over a month.


And so....I wait