Posted March 8, 2016 By kmarrs
Today I am getting a colonoscopy. In fact, by the time you read this, I’ll be done with the procedure and will be taking a nap.
They are checking me for colon cancer. I probably don’t have colon cancer, but I could have colon cancer, so they are checking. You probably don’t have colon cancer, but you could have colon cancer, so you should check.
Typically you have to be a few decades older than I am, before they really start the screenings. But, I have a family history and my family history starts young, so at the ripe age of 32, I’m being checked.
Go team me!
Be proactive about your health, people. It’s not just about mental health. I mean with us, we’re all getting ourselves mental help, or should be anyway, but sometimes we get sidetracked from the physical crap.
But you are only as healthy as the full package. You aren’t just a brain. You are a body too, so you have to keep that body healthy.
So today I’m getting a colonoscopy. I’m not saying you should to, unless you are of an age, and then I am saying you should too. What I am for sure saying is, if it’s been awhile since you’ve been to a regular doctor, you should schedule a physical. There is hopefully nothing wrong with you, but if anything is off they can diagnose it before it becomes a problem.
And if you know something is off, then you know you need to go, so go!
Posted October 17, 2015 By kmarrs
I owe you all a few posts, but we’ll start with my breasts.
After a couple exams, a mammogram, and a breast ultrasound, I can happily announce that there is a lump, but it’s basically lumpy fatty tissue and of no concern.
So that’s one less thing I have to worry about.
I do need to find a doctor and get some other things checked, though. Ugh.
Posted October 12, 2015 By kmarrs
So I don’t really know what to say on this, or when the appropriate time to say it would be, if ever. I’m just kind of at a point where if I don’t blog about it now, I may never, and I think I can work an important PSA into it. So here goes.
On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, my husband found a lump in my right breast. Well, not so much a lump, but a noticeable change. I, of course, immediately made an appointment to have it checked. The CPA that examined me said she was leaning towards it being nothing to worry about, but she did refer me out to a specialist so that we could all have peace of mind.
So on this coming Thursday, I will be getting my first ever mammogram.
At this point it’s more better safe than sorry than an actual alarm, but there is still a chance, however slight, that there is actually something wrong.
So I ask you to please, if you don’t already, check yourself regularly. You are never too young, and things can spring up out of nowhere.
Posted September 14, 2015 By kmarrs
So I’m in the midst of my yearly case of bronchitis. I’ve already been seen for it. I got my yearly dose of steroids in shot form right to the right bum cheek. I got a brand new inhaler. I’m already feeling much better, though I still have my cough. But at least I can mostly breath.
All this is to say I’m behind in life and I’m literally typing this more than half an hour after it’s due to post and I usually write at least a couple of days in advance. I owe you a post on my algebra class, that’ll have to come Wednesday. I just need to play catch up on life. Mostly on algebra itself.
Posted June 9, 2015 By kmarrs
Two months ago I was sure I was just constipated and it turned out to be acute appendicitis.
This time I was almost positive I was passing a kidney stone but too dehydrated to get it on my own, and it turns out I’m just constipated.
Either way it turns out I have a gallstone which explains the I’M DYING feeling I sometimes get under the bottom of my right ribcage.
I don’t know.
At least I had health insurance.