I am new, I googled about occult blood test being positive and found this forum. I am male, just turned 40 this month. had my physical exam two days ago, just when I thought "oh, it's just a routine checkup, nothing will be wrong", my doctor said they do rectal exam for anyone over 40, I said sure and she did it, piece of cake. But the result of my occult blood test is positive! She became serious and ordered me the colonoscopy.
The colonoscopy is scheduled to be on the coming Tuesday, 5/27, first day after the memorial holiday. Funny thing is the secretary at the GI's office even asked if I would mind it's right after the memorial day because there is restriction for diet before the procedure, I said no I don't, I would like this to be done ASAP.
And I am panicking! I have a 3 year old boy, how could this is happening to me? I googled a lot about the disease, and I am terrorized every time I think of the worst possibility.
Some facts about me: I am healthy otherwise, never really experienced any discomfort in the belly, never suspect I would have colon disease, not even remotely. Bowl movements are fine to good (twice a day), especially recently I almost always have formed bowl movement.
I still can perform in my job, but whenever I have spare time, I think of this, and will keep googling, this is the longest wait in my entire life!