Take This Shit Seriously

I’m going to keep this short and sweet because who really wants to sit and read a post about poop. But seriously, how many times have you watched Oprah or Dr.Oz and they have gone on and on about the importance of your bowel movements. It is very true. Nothing speaks more to what is going on in your body then what is coming out of it. Although it is very apparent I am not doctor, so please do not take this as legit medical advice. I am just going by what I have experienced.

Firstly, if you have sharp pains when you are having a “looser” movement, this is probably not normal. Seeing those commercials on tv where people are holding their stomach on vacation, I thought that was the same pain. Unfortunately what I later discovered is they were just imitating a “gurgling” feeling, where mine feels like a knife coated in acid slowly moving through my intestines. Silly me not to think that it was just the greasy McDonalds and actually the feeling was most likely the stomach acid passing by four bleeding tumours. The scary part is how long I have had these intense pains for. When the doctors told me I have probably had cancer for 5+ years it was hard to believe. Then when I started thinking logically about things like this, the reality hit that they were right.

There are many other signs I could discuss but did not experience first hand. At the end of the day all I am trying to say is have a look before flushing and pay attention to discomfort. As small as it may seem, it could save your life.

4 thoughts on “Take This Shit Seriously

  1. Gail January 25, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Yes, yes and yes. I am in the middle of reading your blog completely…I just finished a novel, so why the hell not? I was diagnosed with rectosigmoid cancer in September of 2015. It was caught early. I’m so sorry you are going through this at such an early age, but even me, at 55, it’s a lot to deal with. I get ragey and pissed and the crying jags are just the icing on the cake. it is what it is.

    • Jamie January 26, 2016 / 9:08 am

      I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis but am happy to hear it was caught early!!

      • Gail January 26, 2016 / 11:49 am

        Just reading your story made me understand how much worse it could have been for me. I don’t know you, but my heart aches for you. Even though my outcome was positive, I know the terrors. To be honest, my surgeon has told me that even though they can detect no cancer right now, I will have to be monitored closely for the next five years. Of course this means that in the back of my mind I’ll always be aware of this insidious, cunning and loathesome disease. I sincerely hope with every fiber of my being that you beat this and just live the life you want to.

      • Jamie January 26, 2016 / 5:31 pm

        It is good that you are being checked up on though! So no need to be worried because if they ever did find something it would be in an early stage again 🙂

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