Valentine’s Day Gift
What is your favorite Valentine’s Day gift to give and/or receive? I’m a peanut M&M’s kind of girl. I don’t need diamonds or flowers. Yuk. This year, Neil told me he is giving me a colonoscopy as my Valentine’s Day gift. What??? He is scheduled for a follow-up colonoscopy on the 15th, and he told me it’s a gift to me because it means a longer life for him, which in-turn is a gift for me! I like that kind of thinking.
Six years ago today, when Neil was 51, he went in for a routine colonoscopy and came home with the knowledge that he had a “very large tumor” and he needed to “have it removed and have it removed right away.” It was certainly a jolt to our systems.
He’s been cancer-free for five years, and except for neuropathy in his feet from the chemo, no one would ever know.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, so if you are stuck with what to give yourself or someone else for Valentine’s Day, schedule a colonoscopy if you are fifty or older. You could look at it as being gross, or you could look at it as a sign of love. It’s up to you!
My BFF Nancy made these cute Valentine’s Day blocks. Coincidentally, Nancy is a radiation therapist. Her daughter is one, too, and treated Neil. 🙂
P.S. Let me also add that Neil had zero symptoms.
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