Okay, so I'm trying not to freak out, but cancer, including colon cancer and lots of other cancers run in my family. I'm 25, and have been having blood, bright red in my stool at least once daily for six weeks now. I've had abdominal pain daily, nausea, fatigue and all that lovely stuff also.
I went to a doctor after two weeks of this going on, and he thought it was ulcerative colitis, prescribed prednisone for 12 days which did nothing to stop the original symptoms an in fact only added severe incompacitating pain, nausea, weakness, confusion, rapid heart beat, hyperventilation, etc. Bad bad things. Off it now, new symptoms slowly disappearing, old ones getting worse.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, I work a half day and start the cleanse. Bright and early Thursday morning, I get the colonoscopy. I'm scared. It's not colitis, or hemerroids, or something like that. I'm getting worse, and getting more afraid.
I do very physical labor, who's moving up rapidly in the company. I'm young. I'm scared.
I don't know why I'm even posting in this forum. I don't know what I have, but I am pretty scared. Trying not to be. But I am, a lot. I don't know . . .
I guess I'll know Thursday what the deal is, but that's over 36 hours away. I dunno, I'm probably stupid for even starting here in this place. Cause, it's probably nothing. But I don't know.