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My results are in...

Well, first of all, let me just put this little paragraph here that explains it fairly well.

--Adenomatous polyps (“adenomas”) are the “bad polyps”. They are usually precancerous, meaning that they have a potential to develop into cancers over months - to - years. Adenomas of a diameter of 1cm or larger are especially worrisome. For this reason, the gastroenterologist during a colonoscopy procedure will try to remove any polyp over 5mm (half a centimeter) in size to examine it under the microscope to determine if it is an adenoma or even an early cancer. This practice has been shown in large studies to prevent colon cancers and early death from cancer. With an adenomas of 1cm or larger, followup colonscopy is advised every 3 years in order to remove any further polyps.--

Adenomatous Polyps are the ones that I had. They came back precancerous, so I have to have the colonoscopy every three years unless something comes up before that. I'm not that upset about this because the doctor was very calm while explaining all of it to me. I have to be careful, but I don't have to be overly paranoid. I can live with that. My Grandfather died at 53 of Colon Cancer, so we don't want to mess around with it, do we? Rod wasn't thrilled with what the Doctor said, but I explained it to him about nine times and he seems calmer now. He freaks out easily, I guess. I'm going to mark it on the calendar so I know to remind myself every year.

Well, that's all I wanted to tell everyone. Have a good Monday night.

Hugs,
Patt

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morudai
Oct. 18th, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
Hopeful is good!
Just because they are pre-cancerous does not mean you will have cancer (she says determinedly). You are paying attention and taking care of things the best you can right now, so that is good. Thanks for letting us know. I didn't think you'd have the results back so quickly!
pattrose
Oct. 18th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
Re: Hopeful is good!
He said three years till the next one and I'll go like a good girl. :) Hopeful is good and I refuse to let anything take over my life right now. Maybe when I'm old and gray. Oh yeah, I am old and gray. LOL

Thanks for the good thoughts, Margaret. :)

hugs, Patt
tinnean
Oct. 18th, 2005 01:36 am (UTC)
What Margaret said.

The important thing is that you'll be on top of it. I have two sisters-in-law who refuse to have a colonoscopy, one because she doesn't want anyone touching her *there*, and the other because she's in complete denial. (her mother died of colon cancer.)

And remember, you have to go back in 3 years. If it was really bad, your doctor would want you back every year.

Hugs, and have a good night yourself.
pattrose
Oct. 18th, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
I'm having an excellent night.
I made Grilled Cheese sandwiches with a side of Tomato Soup for dinner and Rod's been in heaven. We don't normally eat sandwiches that much, so it was a nice change.

I feel good about what the doctor said, mostly because he was so up about it. He wasn't concerned at all. He kept me calm the entire time. I really like this man.

Thank you for the good thoughts.

Hugs, Patt
carodee
Oct. 18th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
Hey, Patt :-)

That's wonderful news that it was caught so early and now you know to take precautions. I'm so glad for you! *g*

((((((Patt))))))
pattrose
Oct. 18th, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)
Yes, it is very good news.
I've been smiling all day long. It's nice when you hear that a medical person caught something before it got bad, you know? This Doctor I have is an Angel. :)

Thank you for the kind thoughts.

Hugs, Patt
annieb1955
Oct. 18th, 2005 02:40 am (UTC)
My results are in
Good news indeed, Patt. I friended you to my LJ. Hope that's okay.

pattrose
Oct. 18th, 2005 05:08 am (UTC)
Re: My results are in
Annie, that's great. Heck I don't even know how to do that, but since you do, go, you. LOL

Thanks for the good thoughts, hon.

Hugs, Patt
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