I really do understand your fear of something going wrong during the colonoscopy. But here’s the thing: you’re much more likely to die in a car accident than from a colonoscopy. Like a lot more likely. Do you drive?
I really don’t mean to make light of your fear. Honestly. But as a Stage IV cancer patient, I feel that I have the right (sort of) to keep after you in place of your father (who truly knew best): get the colonoscopy. Make your father happy and put your mind at rest. Those two accomplishments are priceless.
Nov-2009 Early stage CRC found during routine colonoscopy
2010, 2011, 2014 Follow up colonoscopies, all clear
Jun-2016 CRC found during routine follow up colonoscopy, surgery, Stage 4, KRAS, MSS, inoperable lung mets
Aug-2016-May-2018 Folfox, 5FU & Avastin, 5FU, Folfiri & Cyramza
Aug/Sep-2018 YAG laser surgeries (Germany) on both lungs, 11 nodules (9 mets) removed
Nov-2018 clean CT scan
Mar-2019 New lung nodules
Apr/Jul-2019 Xeloda/Avastin, SBRT
June-2020 Mild progression, continue Xeloda/Avastin