Colonoscopy . . . Part the Third

Trip to see the Surgeon yesterday. He explained all the test results and it turns out that the lesions in my colon are not yet cancers, but are pre-cancerous. Thus there are two lines of approach. One is to leave things alone as the development time for the cancer is 10 – 15 years. The other is to go in and remove the damaged area.

I opted for the surgical excision and he showed us my colon on his screen and where he would cut and then join the two ends together. However, the next step is to see the Anaesthetist who will in the meantime work out the risks arising out of my medical history. If the risks are low the surgery be offered, if not, it won’t and I would go onto a regime of regular testing and examination.

Then we see the Surgeon again to discuss all the above. This whole process will take some weeks.

Went home feeling somewhat relieved.

About Ian

Retired Clergyman, and former RAF person. Lives in SW Scotland. One wife. Two children, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren scattered across UK, Europe and the USA.
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