So today included my third colonoscopy, the next one being in three years. It also included educating some healTHCare workers, some humor, and some tense moments with the doctor when we didn't agree on what he thought should and would happen today.
It began at check-in when the cheerful receptionist was asking me the typical questions and gets to "what prescriptions do you take?" I reply with, "None. I only use Cannabis, usually Smokeless Cannabis Remedies ... capsules, tinctures, salve ... but sometimes I do smoke it". She looked at me like I'd just broken either rule #1 or #2 of getting a colonoscopy. (If you've had one you know what they are ... if not they are: 1. No food. 2. There are no farts after you drink that horrible clean-you-out medicine.)
I got out my business card, made sure she knew the back is covered with information, and proceeded to tell her that "we're a three generation card-holding family, Momma is 79 years old, (I'm 52, Kendra almost 29) and none of us take ANY prescription medication on a regular basis". She really turned her attitude around and even had some questions. She promised to check out our website, so we shall see!
The humor came in when the nurse asked me if I had any foreign objects in my body. We had just been talking about the tubes I got put in my ears nearly three years ago and that my ears are plugged again so I asked her if she would look in my ears and see if the tubes were still in there. She insisted they didn't have a scope that would do that ... I said, "Oh yeah, wrong end!" She liked it. ;)
Oh and then came the doctor. I called last week and told them that I wanted it on the record that I was not authorizing any more than a "look see" at how I was healing after the removal of the "silver-dollar sized "flat" polyp six months ago. I spoke those words again today when checking in and was told that I needed to be sure and say that as soon as I was taken back to the room. So I did and the nurse did the paperwork she needed to do, and later the doctor came in. He was not happy. I can't help it. He said if the polyps were there, it is usually five years before they are cancerous. I had 24 of them removed two years ago, and none of them were cancerous. I believe there were a dozen or so during the last procedure six months ago, and it is my belief that it is the GMOs in our food that are causing them and that cutting on the inside of your body is the worst thing you can do. If there is cancer, it will most likely spread once you cut on it. So ... he knew that was the deal ... and it was very obvious he was upset with my choice.
Post Op he was cranky with me because there were 10 new polyps, and 2 at the site (in front and behind) of the one he removed if I remember the locations correctly. He told me again about the five years until they typically turn into cancer if they are going to, and this time said that they sometimes just resolve on their own. I have to think that those that "just resolve on their own" are likely treated by patients using Cannabis Oil and they didn't tell their doctor. I told him I'll treat mine with Cannabis and get them looked at again in three years. He told me he would never treat himself or a family member with Cannabis ... I told him that's OK because I have no plans of using chemo, and neither does the rest of my family. I don't know if he was pulling my leg or not, but he said one in two gets cancer now ... Really? Fifty percent?! Half?! I again told him I'm sure it's the GMOs that is causing the skyrocketing colon cancer epidemic. He didn't like that, either and defends them. That scares me.
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