Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Just do it!

Song in my head today:  "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty, Who was, and is, and is to come.  With all creation I sing:  Praise to the King of Kings!  You are my everything, and I will adore you!"

"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear, I will help you."  Isaiah 41:13

Colonoscopy     [koh-luh-NAHS-kuh-pee]  noun

         An examination of the inside of the colon from the cecum to the rectum using a thin, lighted tube, called a colonoscope. Samples of tissues may be collected for examination under a microscope.

      Just do it.  Go get a colonoscopy.  I have NO family history of colorectal cancer.  I am NOT male.  I am NOT 70 years old.  I have NONE of the risk factors for colorectal cancer.  And yet I DO have colorectal cancer.  A colonoscopy could save your life.  Early detection is crucial.  I am asking you as a friend to go get a colonoscopy.  If your colon is clear then you can wait ten years before you get another one.  But if it's not, it could save your life.  Just do it!


  1. Laura, you are an inspiration to all and everytime I open your blog and see your smile I know God is watching over you.

    Thank you for getting the word out. Keep the faith, I know I am.

    Linda Hall

  2. Laura,
    You are so right! Just do it. The prep sucks but isn't painful and after the proceedure, you don't even know that they did it! When my dad had his, he kept asking afterward, "When are they going to start!" We kept telling him, your all done!!

    I've had mine!

    It is painless and very important!!
    Paula Petritz

  3. This is weird. Every time you post the song in your head it just happens to be the one I've been singing all morning!! I guess that's a good thing!

    Mine is scheduled.


    -Kristy Deslatte

  4. Thank you for encouraging people to get tested. I have my GI appt on June 23rd with colonoscopy to follow. I pray that they do not find any polyps on this test like the last one. I know from first hand experience that had I not been checked out 2yrs ago, the polyps found then would be cancerous by now. SO EVERYONE GET TESTED PLEASE!

  5. Laura, I think God was talking to me a fews weeks ago and I scheduled mine before I even learned of your ordeal. Your strength and faith is inspiring me to go through with the exam. I'm feeling a little anxiety about it, but your daily blogs are keeping me strong. I DO have family history of colorectal cancer and I've prolonged the exam because of fear. Thank you for your inspiration. I hope and pray that if anything is detected, I will be as strong as you are and remember to keep God first.
    Your sister in faith...
    Barbara C

  6. I read your blog daily also & it is an inspiration to so many.Thank you Laura for staying strong & counting on our God & others who love & follow you.

    I ask that everyone pray for those without insurance.

    James 5:13-15
    13.Is anyone among you suffering?Let him pray,Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.
    14.Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church,and let them pray over him,anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
    15.And the prayer of faith will save the sick,and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has commited sins,he will be forgiven.

    Love your sister in Christ

    June 11, 2009 11:53 AM

  7. Laura, I am Mary, your Dad's cousin. Oh, Laura, we are praying daily for you and your precious family. It amazes me how much you look like Auntie!! Your testimony is an inspiration to all who read it. Love, hugs and prayers.

  8. I'm scheduled to see my G I doc on June 19 with colonoscopy to follow. My brother had colon cancer and I have had polyps. I am just now due for another look & see but probably would have put it off. Thank you Laura!!!!
    Love you,

  9. I read your blog every morning before I go to work and what you write each day always permeates my thoughts throughout my day. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, you really are an inspiration to all of us women.

    I too wake up to the sound of praise songs in my head and this morning I woke up to "there could never be a more beautiful you" and my instinct was to jump on the computer and check your blog :)

  10. Thank you for the reminder. I just had mine but I had put it off for quite a while and I have Chron's disease so I have a much higher risk and I need to stay on top of it annually.

    Still checking on you daily and praying every day!

  11. Laura,
    Gary and I are praying for you, for Mark, for the kids, for your mom, dad, for all of your family, but especially for you, for your healing. Until the Lord tells me otherwise, that is my prayer for you.
    Your comment about God having numbered our days is RIGHT ON; He also has those days in HIS HANDS. Stay strong!
    You are loved by the whole Aylor crew!

  12. So true! I have a wonderful GI doc that did a thorough family history and found that I needed to have a colonoscopy at the age of 35--sure enough they found some polyps, all benign but the dr. did say had I waited til my baseline at 50, I would have developed cancer. The worst part is the prep(drinking all that solution) but the actual procedure is a breeze--great meds they give you!! Thanks for posting this, it will save lives!!

  13. Laura: estoy orando por ti, y confiemos que Dios està contigo cada instante.
    Mi admiraciòn y te recuerdo con mucho cariño
    desde Mèxico - Rossana de Zamudio