Thank you, Barb... And thanks for the hug, Ivy!! I am thankful it was found and biopsied. I don't yet know the pathology report, so I will hold it at a distance for now. Of course, it's still scary, but I recognize it's early even if it's "bad" news. I feel good that both my doctor and my surgeon have been rated in the top 100 local doctors. In fact, my daughter's step-mom is a surgical nurse and worked beside my surgeon. She says she's great. That makes me feel confident in her and my GI's opinions. I've switched GIs several times, this guy is great. My last was very competent, but bedside manner clearly lacking.
I appreciate your help, I really, really do. The article is very informative. For all I know, I'll find out it's a normal polyp. But, I've had polyps removed and biopsied and they looked different, I'm sure that's why the doc referred to this differently. It may be nothing. So I need to focus on not worrying beyond the usual. When the news comes in, I can make informed decisions. Maybe I need a push to do the "right" thing. I have a daughter that I need to be strong and healthy for. This vanity fear of an ostomy is something I need to work through. Geez, it's not as if the fistulas and tags are attractive! ;-)
I'll update you guys when I get the report in. My follow-up visit is not until 8/3, so I might see if I can move that up. I meet with my surgeon on 7/21 and I'd love my GI's opinion prior or around that same time...
Thank you again for the support and information!
1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
Compounded budesonide 3mg/daily, Cimzia. Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09
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