Re: How long before you were diagnosed?
After four years of pain, I would have thought you would have developed other symptoms before now.
My husband was dx six months after he started feeling nauseous and going to the bathroom more often. We put it down to some blood pressure medications he started. However, he should have had a colonoscopy sooner...his fault as much as his doctor's. If he had not waited so long, he would have not had Stage 111c with 11 out of 18 positive lymph nodes.
Good luck with the colonoscopy....there are other possible reasons for your pain and the colonoscopy can identify those too. Let us know how it turns out.