I had a precancerous polyp once. It was interesting because i don't have a family history (of CRC or IBD) and my UC was REALLY mild at the time, almost a non-issue - just a slight bit of blood on the paper when I wiped. I was shocked when she found a polyp, even more shocked when the results came back. After that things calmed and I went on normally for a while. Over time, my UC got out of control and became more difficult to manage over the years, eventually, I had surgery. In some ways I am thankful to be done with it. It's nice to keep the colon if you can, but ultimately, I am doing much better without mine. Mine was nothing but trouble the past few years. Did the pathology say UC? I don't think you need to rush to have surgery, but you definitely need to monitor frequently. Since surgery, I would never consider living the way I did for so long. My biggest regret is giving up those years to illness. I would have had surgery a few years back and I would have been able to live instead of constantly making excuses for my absence. It actually made my career less of a priority for me, and at a time that I really should have been working toward doing better in the workplace. Very unfortunate. Life after surgery has it's considerations, I can't go for LONG periods without going to the bathroom but I can definitely go as long as I would between peeing. There are times I go 6 hours during the day without thinking about
the toilet, when I am very tired I sleep through the night... The biggest issue for me after surgery is noise. jpouches are notorious for being noisy! The freedom it has given me is well worth the noise :)
I wonder why they didn't remove the 3rd polyp. What a hassle.
Well, good luck & hopefully you never need surgery - but if you do, it can be a blessing in disguise. I haven't taken a drug or seen a doctor in months. I've gone to the doctor once or twice this year and both were follow ups. I won't need to go at all after my 12 month follow up. It will be nice, going from seeing doctors every few weeks + pharmacy constantly + blood draws + infusions, to nothing, is life changing.
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