HI all, I don't want to frighten anyone I just want you to be aware. I have had a pretty bad time recently and I want to ensure that no-one else suffers what I have been through.
I had IBS diagnosed last year although it had been discussed many times before. I didn't believe it was IBS and several times I asked if I could have a colonoscopy or scan to eleiminate anything else. This was refused and I was offered Diazipam for stress relief but I refused this. A few months ago I posted here that I was losing blood and you lovely poeple came back to me with some good advice and urged me to see a doctor. Luckily my usual doctor had left the practice and I saw a new doctor who was alarmed by my symptoms.
To cut a long story short, I had a colonoscopy two days ago and I have bowel cancer. So please if you have not had every investigation possibe don't accept the IBS diagnosis. If only I had insisted then it wouldn't now be as far advanced as it is.