Warning: This post is graphic, and detailed in a very gross event in my life, read at your own risk!
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.... it's about to get REAL!!
About 20 days into my first challenge I started to experience some not so pleasant symptoms.
I felt fine, and hadn't had any issues with this in months, but have in the past year. I had gone in to go to the bathroom, and realized I was bleeding. At first I was thrilled, because for those of you that know me, know that I do not have a period. Something that I have battled for years, and recently went 9 months without one. But I quickly realized the blood was not coming from there! Eeek!
So what's a girl to go? Call her mom. Yep, I called my mom. I did not panic, but may have freaked a tad. It was the most blood I had ever experienced.
I soon made an appointment to go see my moms doctor, and was so nervous about have the "bloody rectum" talk. Ick, who wants to do that?
But I knew I had to go in. So for a week before the appointment it just kept getting worse and worse. I was really scared, and was trying so hard to stay focused on my 24-day challenge.
My appointment came and went so fast, and it was determined that I need to go see a specialist right away and get to the bottom of the problem. (no pun intended)
Oh man, this is so real. Ugh! I made my husband go with me to the specialist, and had to prepare him for the dirty discussions we would be having. No husband should ever have to do this. Talk about ruining the mood. But he is my rock, and #1 supporter. He would do anything for me.
The day came, we went, we sat, we talked, and talked and then the big bad ugly word came..... Colonoscopy. Wait, I'm not even 30, and I am a girl?? A What? HUH?????!!!!! Can I just tell you, I wanted to break down and cry.
Of course my mind is spinning, what is wrong with me?? Why are they making such a big deal?? Isn't there a quick fix?
Then came the $ talk. I have health insurance, but would still have to meet my $1,000 deductible, plus 20%. My total was going to be about $1,200. I tried and tried to talk my way out of it. I couldn't justify spending that money right before the holidays, and knew if I just kept my mouth shut like the months in the past, it would go away. No big deal. WRONG! Aparently it's a bad, and dangerous situation? Ok whatever, let's just get it over with.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of this adventure........