Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Don't call it a comeback...

. . .well, at least, not yet.  Lets see if I stick with it.  Lately I have been toying with the idea of blowing the dust of this old blog and writing again.  It has been almost 3 years!  Three years! Yeah, sorry about that.  But sometimes blogging about your life can be challenging (about that in another post).

I did, however, promise I would always update with my health.  So here it is.  I'm good.   I am great.  Life is great.

 I have an upcoming trip to Mayo Clinic planned for the end of June.  Two fun filled days of being poked, prodded, scoped and more. Yahoo.  Honestly, I am nervous as all get out for this appointment.   I haven't had an upper scope in 3 years!  (In my defense that was at the recommendation of the GI at Mayo, but going that long between scopes is a bit unheard in the FAP community).  But 3 years!  So much could have grown or changed in 3 years.  I am doing my best not to dwell.  It is what it is, and I cannot change it at this point.

While at Mayo this time I will be going for the 3 for 1 deal.   While I am under for the upper scope, they will also do the lower end.   I will also be getting a thyroid ultrasound done while I am there.   (The latest research out of Cleveland Clinic is showing the incidence of thyroid cancer in FAP patients is much greater then previously thought).   I figure more bang for your buck this way.  Well, not really.  We will still be spending what most people will spend on a nice, FUN vacation somewhere else.

I do have a handful of other post in the works, that is if anyone out there in is still interested in reading them.    I promise to (try) not whine (too much) and to show how life with FAP is not  a death sentence and that living without a colon isn't all that bad.

As always, a Gracie picture. 

  (Photo by  Decisive Moment Photojournalism)