First thing — when your primary care doc reminds you to start the colonoscopy routine at age 50 — do it. If I’d done so a couple years ago, I might have gotten out with just a little snip.
But I’m a procrastinator, so things grew a bit, and now they’re gonna have to take out a foot or so of my plumbing (colon), next Thursday. Still, I may be lucky enough to skip the chemo and/or radiation cocktails. Fingers crossed!
I expect to be in hospital for a few days, and on extra light duty for a few weeks to a couple months.
This all means I need your help. Prayers are good, as are blessings, spells, wishes, hopes, and all the other intangibles you all can spare.
Also, I’ve just moved in with my partner, and she could use some of that juju, too, as we didn’t have this on the calendar.
Depending how things go, physical help may yet be needed, as there’s a lot of unpacking and arranging still to do, mixed with preparations for a likely whole-house move in 6-9 months for her hoped-for new job.
Updates are likely by next weekend.