Today’s prompt is courtesy of Cultivate 2012 Daily Prompt list
Health: How did you treat your body this year? You only get this one vessel one time around. In what ways can you cultivate better health for your body next year?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - December 2012 Dear Mr. Smplefy, Thank you for allowing me to participate in your health care. The following information is regarding you recent Colonoscopy. The polyp was benign but was pre-cancerous. The polyp was completely removed. I do request that your repeat your Colonoscopy in five years. Sincerely, Your Doctor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
This is the point where one discovers if one is as much a “glass half-full” person as one pretends to be.
On one hand, the polyp was removed a good 3 years before I would have normally had “the 50 test“.
To paraphrase Monty Python “this Polyp is no more. It has ceased to be. It is expired and gone to meet its Maker. This is an ex-polyp“. Its little baby ass never had the chance to make the transition to cancerous. So score one for the 47 year-old guy with the health insurance.
On the other hand, the fact that the little shit (pardon the expression) was there, growing… waiting… messes with my head.
It was there, like that first cockroach hidden inside a wall all by himself. Silent. Waiting. Growing. Thinking (as much as a polyp can think) that it was going to take me out. What if my close relatives hadn’t recently been diagnosed with colon cancer? What if I had waited once I turned 50? What might have happened?
“IT DON’T MATTAH WHA’ IF, ‘CAUSE I TOOK CARE OV IT”. Can’t waste life wondering what would have happened if you hadn’t taken care of business that’s been taken care of.
But I know many people who put off their colonoscopy and regretted it.
So now, on my calendar in September 10, 2017 is a little alert. A reminder to make an appointment for another check inside the walls to make sure none of little ugly’s friends rear their little polypy heads.
In the meantime, please join me in a toast, “To the ex-polyp”.
Half full my ass. I am cultivating health in 2013 but I ain’t cultivating no polyps!
How about you? Have your relatives had colon cancer? Are you over 50 and cultivating polyps?