...whatever it was that was causing the long-term gut malf, I don't know, and the doctors don't either, but it seems to have mostly gone away anyway, so F it.
Doc told me, "Come see me in five years."
I guess you just can't beat that.
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While waiting for the procedure, though, it occurred to me that a year ago on this day I was on my way to the Philippines. That was a depressing thought, because I had no idea what was coming a scant three weeks from then...and it sucks to remember being so happy and having such a happy future planned knowing how it all went since then.
Well, today's news was happy, anyway, because it means that my colon--however annoying it may be--is reasonably healthy. I guess that's enough.