so, finally after putting it off for almost a year, my colonoscopy is scheduled for one week from today.
i'm getting so nervous. I had 2 benign polyps at my last colonoscopy, which was almost 6 years ago. I have a history of Breast cancer, so i got the colonoscopy because of the possible connection between the two cancers. i was 43 then, and am 49 now.
one reason i'm more nervous than i would be, is because for the past year, i have had some tenderness in my pelvic area. it is on the left side, in the area right where my ovary would be(if i still had ovaries, but i don't). i did have surgery in that general area, twice, due to my breast cancer reconcstruction and my hysterectomy. it is a "pain" type thing that is really mild. it comes and goes. it is more like a discomfort than a pain really. i've also lost weight in the past year. not trying. and i have been having some attacks of diarrhea that i didn't before. probably happens to me once a month or every other month.
anyway, i don't google, so i don't know the signs of colon cancer, but i'm hoping these are not symptoms. i will find out in one week i suppose. so, any reassurance i can get to get me through would be appreciated.