Maggie Kirkpatrick: (on bodily functions)
I recently [Agust 2006] underwent a four hour operation to remove a rather nasty little polyp/tumour from my colon.It was a bit of a shock but thankfully it was discovered during a routine colonoscopy and after 20cms of colon was removed, the all clear was given....no malignancy. So, I am recovering extremely well and thankful for my vigilence in matters of health. I share this news with you because I realise that so many people are shy, embarrassed or whatever about discussing bodily functions, particularly matters of the bowel. DON'T BE COY. Bowel cancer is highly prevalent....but can be avoided and indeed cured if caught early enough. Be aware of your bodies....and take apropriate steps with your G.P.if you have any doubts !