Originally Posted by chode messiah
im just happy you finally got that cancer out of your system. glad to see you are getting better. maybe we can find an artificial alternative to wheat so we can get you back on pizza and bread?
If it comes back that I've got celiac disease, I can still eat corn tortillas and cornmeal pizza crust, so it could be worse... Won't be able to eat burger buns anymore though, and I love a good burger... The worst thing for me about this will be that I make my own bread and pizza from scratch, including pita bread, tortillas and sourdough. I can still make it for my friends, but I can't eat it if I've got that condition.
I'm glad the cancer is out too. I was actually pretty lucky because my diagnosis was on a Saturday, and surgery was that next monday. Normally people have to wait a month or two for an available slot. I was so anemic they put me into the hospital for four units of blood right away, and while I was there they found the tumor. They thought I was bleeding somewhere internally, so they did a colonoscopy and an upper gastro intestinal scope down my throat as well. During the colonoscopy they found the tumor.
I had to take a bunch of laxative before the colonoscopy, so my system was empty. You have to do that before the surgery too, so they just scheduled me right away. I'd have hated to have to wait weeks knowing I had cancer inside me... I tend to obsess, and that would have been unbearable.
I was diagnosed on New Years day, so things were slow and they had an available slot monday morning and the surgeon was available. Very lucky.
The pre-cancerous nature of the polyps they removed though means I've got to have colonoscopies yearly for a while. It's really not that bad, they drug you up enough that you don't remember much. It was kind of cool seeing the scar line where they sewed up my intestine actually...