$500 isn’t a small amount of money, and it’s certainly not an amount I would consider spending lightly, but this last week I spent $500 on something more important than almost anything else – my health.

I spoke about this early last year, but having just undergone the procedure again, I feel like it’s worth mentioning again. Last week I went for a colonoscopy as a preventative measure after I had polyps found the last time I had this procedure. It’s something I’ll be doing every two years for the rest of my life and while it’s a pain in the arse (oh yes, that pun was very much intended) my health is a top priority and there is no excuse for letting it slip.

Unfortunately my results were not the best, with an increased recurrence of polyps in the same area as last time. It’s not all bad news though, the main plus is that I’m on top of it and know about the issue, so I have the opportunity to continue with preventative measures, rather than dealing with a potentially much larger problem years down the track.

I’m still waiting on the biopsy results of the polyps, and depending on what that comes back as will depend on if I continue every two years or if I need to go more regularly. I’d be lying if I said that I was OK with the results to date, I was hoping to go in and find that I was polyp free, but it’s just something I’m going to have to deal with – it could be a lot worse.

I know I said this last time, but if you think you might have an issue it’s worthwhile getting it checked out. $500 every two years is a lot of money, but there is more to life than money, and your health is one of those things.