NoVA21 wrote:Have you had any update on your diagnosis?
I get it. The anxiety alone can be very difficult. I have been there. Do not get discouraged. There are so many advancements in cancer treatment these days if it is even cancer.
That said; In my personal experience, the blood was in the stool itself. It was not dripping like hemorrhoids would be nor was it on the toilet paper.
I have a colonoscopy scheduled for the end of the month finally. I'm absolutely terrified. About everything. The prep. the procedure. being put to sleep. And of course the news they will tell me at the end.
was the blood you were finding in your poop dark red or light red?
Hello Mamaof31991 - mine was bright red and it was in the stool. The blood was not dripping or anything.
I know the anxiety. It can be difficult and whatever anyone or I say, at the end we are all human and this kind of emotion comes with it whether we like it or not.
My only suggestion is to think of it this way - Once we find out, you can rest easy if it is nothing. If it is something, whatever it is, you can actually have a game plan to do whatever needs to be done.
On the flip side if you don’t know, that anxiety would continue and if there is something, you wouldn’t know it.
Take a deep breath and let’s do it one step at a time. Please keep us posted.