Jenny Harding, For TSM

I visited my doctor recently and was told I needed a colonoscopy.  I wasn't thrilled when I heard the news, but I know it is much better to find any problems before it is too late to correct them. The worst part of the whole thing is the stuff they make you drink before the procedure. let's just say there is some serious throne-time the night before...And the fact that you can't eat for 24 hours.  The procedure itself is painless because you are out cold when they do it.

I went to the Harmony Surgery Center for my procedure and I was so glad I did.  They treated me like gold.  They even gave me my  own pair of socks.  (See photos below)  They all had a wonderful sense of humor and are truly great at what they do. They even gave me a very nice thank you card. So what did they find?

WHAT THEY FOUND IN TODD'S COLON

It was very good news.  First of all, I don't have anything serious. The doctor confirmed what I already knew.  I have ulcerative colitis.  They also removed a 4 millimeter polyp.  The bottom line is I don't have colon cancer. Woo hoo! My wife Jenny was there for the whole thing and took these photos:

WHO SHOULD GET A COLONOSCOPY?

Everybody age 50 to 75 should be screened for colorectal cancer, whichever test they use. People at high risk—notably those with a family history, a known genetic risk, inflammatory bowel disease or certain other disorders—should start earlier. People with a history of polyps and/or colon cancer should have colonoscopies

[Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America]