Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

This time a few years ago, I marked Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pain and fear like clothes. I was in the early days of treatment for Stage 4 colorectal cancer, and it was terrible. The notoriously rough chemotherapy, added nausea and vomiting, and lack of energy was a lot to handle and was taking a toll on my mind and body.

I was diagnosed in October of 2020, just a couple of months after actor Chadwick Boseman’s death from the disease shocked so many of us. And yes, I was scared, especially when I looked into the concerned eyes of my wife and young daughter.

I remember learning about my cancer diagnosis as if it was yesterday. My book Rent-A-Cop Reboot was published the same day I got the devastating news that would change my life forever. As a business owner, I had to figure out a way to keep my business afloat not only during my treatments, but during a pandemic!

It was hard, but God is good, and by his grace and mercy we made it through. The good news is I had a follow-up colonoscopy, and it showed that I’m still in remission.

You may be wondering to yourself, "Why is a security guy talking about this?" I strongly believe maintaining your health is the #1 way to maintain your security. No matter what you have to face, you have what it takes to handle it if you’re healthy, both mentally and physically.  

During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month be sure to ask your doctor about your risks and if you need to schedule a preventive screening. And remember to schedule any other health screenings that you may have been putting off as well.