So I went back to the doc, after 3 of them told me it was "probably nothing", because my bathroom habits have changed, and that's usually a Bad Sign (tm). SO yeah, I opted for a CT, I'll know when the appointment is sometime tomorrow. If that comes back negative, it's off to the gastroenterologist.
Their current thinking is an Irritable Bowel disease, but we all want to rule out cancer, as it can also cause bowel changes if it's colon cancer, or cancer of the intestines.
So here's to it not being cancer! :beer:
Irritable bowel I can live with. Hurts a bit, poop is weird. Cancer would just fuck everything up. Chemo is at least 6 months. School would probably continue, but I wouldn't be able to go to Belize, which is what I've been looking forward to for months.
Anyway, thanks for listening and stuff.
Weird poop is weird.
No but seriously, I hope you're alright. Cancer would suck. :(
Take care of your ass. Only thing I can say. I'm glad you're visiting a bunch of different doctors; my father went to a doctor for his never ending cold and back pain, they told him it was just a little stronger cold and that he should quit smoking. He did quit, nothing happened. a few months after, it turned out he had cancer.
Had he got himself better checked before, he would probably had been alive by now... Or at least have the opportunity to see me grow up a bit more.
So yes, pardner, hope it turns out alright... May Óðin and Þorn bless your anal passages! :nodding:
And I really hope it's not cancer... that shit ain't cool :vikki:
Ah hell, man! I hope it isn't cancer! Too many people that I've known have been diagnosed with/died from cancer recently! :(
Hope your weird poop gets normal again!
Here's to everything working out just fine. :)
Damn, dude. I wish you the best of luck and I hope it's not cancer! All the best to you and keep us informed. :)
Thanks y'all. I appreciate it. :)
I got the CT done today. Contrast injection = weirdest thing EVER. You can feel it move through your body. First your arm, then your head, then down to your legs and feet. It feels like blushing times 10, but all over. It's incredibly bizarre, hot, and a bit disturbing. I wouldn't say it was painful, but it was certainly approaching that sensation.
I should have the results tomorrow or Monday.
Update in your faces!
So it's something about "non specific lymph nodes" in my intestines. Getting a referral to a local gastro. Worst case, it's advanced colon cancer that has spread to my lymphatic system. That would lead to massive surgery and tons of chemo for several years.
Best case, it's just random inflammation, or possibly a irritable bowl syndrome.
The gastro will probably sodomize me with a camera, and biopsy some tissue to check for cancer.
Can't tell if sucks yet...
But yeah, happy valentines day....fucking hell.