Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[cancer] My health and yours

I wrote my doctor an email last night. It was about the fact that I've had moderately red-tinged stool three times in the past ten days.

Long time readers may recall this is how my cancer journey started, with blood in my stool.

I am not too concerned yet. I can think of several possible causes which are not especially alarming. Nonetheless, I follow up.

And you. If you're 50 or older, or otherwise at risk, say with a family member who's experienced colon cancer, go get a colonscopy. They're annoying and kind of embarrassing and truly no fun. But if you think colonoscopies are annoying, try dying of colon cancer as I am busily doing.

If you love anyone else in this world, do them a favor and get checked. If you love yourself, do yourself a favor and get checked. Hell, do me a favor and get checked. I don't need company on the cancer ward.

You hear me?

Tags: cancer, health, healthcare, personal

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened