Colonoscopy #15 – the 2020 edition

November 30, 2020 | Danielle | Colon Cancer | 2

Hey friends, my 2020 colonoscopy brought good news. Here’s the rundown of how COVID-19 affected it, the prep, the actual procedure  and recovery! COVID-19 Colonoscopy I hope this will be the only colonoscopy I undergo while Covid-19 is running the world. I’m realistic and understand that it takes time to fight a global pandemic but…

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August 2019 Health Update

August 31, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 0

Hello friends! A few years ago, I started writing August updates to check in with you about my health. Two years ago, it was long overdue and last year, I shared my yearly schedule of follow-up appointments. Many of you know I’ve had a roller coaster year. My colonoscopy last fall found three polyps and…

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Colonoscopy #14

May 18, 2019 | Danielle | Colon Cancer | 2

Hi friends! So sorry it’s been awhile since I told you about the latest on my medical carousel. I appreciate how many of you jumped in to offer support after my last colonoscopy when I didn’t get the news I wanted. And then, tons more support came in when I was making surgery decisions, getting…

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Not the News I Wanted

November 3, 2018 | Danielle | Colon Cancer | 9

I had dreams of posting a blog about my colonoscopy earlier this week and sharing that I was polyp-free and the coast was clear in my colon. Although I didn’t leave the clinic like I have in previous years, worried and concerned cancer was growing in my body, I didn’t leave like I’d hoped. During…

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How To Resist Temptation | A Devotional

July 18, 2018 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

My stomach let out another loud, embarrassing growl. “How did Jesus do this for 40 days?” I wondered to myself. Although not accustomed to fasting for spiritual reasons, I couldn’t help but think of his desert experience. I hadn’t eaten in over 12 hours and the pains of hunger were starting to set in –…

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Colonoscopy #12 (with Miralax and Gatorade prep)

November 5, 2017 | Danielle | Colon Cancer | 1

Quick report from my 12th colonoscopy (in 16 years) where I used the miralax and gatorade colonoscopy prep. Also, I encountered some new billing procedures and expenses during this visit, and the doctor found a polyp. Here’s the story. Miralax and Gatorade colonoscopy prep For this colonoscopy, my GI doctor recommended I return to one…

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From Scanxiety to Hopeful | A Devotional

October 26, 2016 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship, Devotionals | 2

The words were about to roll off the keyboard like drizzling butter over freshly popped popcorn when I stopped myself. No – the days of basking in scanxiety were over. Instead of writing about the trauma and pain of cancer, or the nervousness about my upcoming scans, I felt an invisible nudge to focus on…

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