Thanks everyone for responding. I have never posted on a message board before for anything so I was nervous and not sure what to write.
Bev G: I really don't understand the "1C" either but that is what my surgeon said. I didn't get to pick the surgeon since I was at the hospital and I was just assigned a doctor. He was very nice and did a great job I think. He said it was a large tumor at 4.5cm but was slow growing so it had not penetrated the colon wall. I know I was lucky that it grew where it did since it affected the appendix or I might not even know it was there still. My BMI is better then it has ever been. I had already lost some weight from working out and eating healthy. I lost about 10 lbs after being in the hospital for a week. I had a few complications after surgery so they had to do blood infusions which kept me in the hospital for a full 7 days.
I know getting a Stage one diagnosis was extremely lucky. I don't have to have chemo right now and I had a PET scan a few weeks ago. I guess I can say I'm NED from that point? I do have to keep getting iron infusions. Ever since the surgery my iron has been low which makes me feel weak, tired, and kind of foggy sometimes.
I had mentioned the pH because it is talked about in the Anti-Cancer book. The book discusses how disease lives in an acidic environment. My pH was testing from a 5.5 - 6.2, so I was thinking I needed to help my body out a little bit. I have been reading the pH miracle but no matter how many fruits and vegetables I eat my pH doesn't change. I didn't realize my body regulates itself.
Peanut: For treatment, I go back every three months for scans but I got a good oncologist that I really like.
Justin: I love patchouli oil and use it all the time. Probably my favorite!
nitebreez: I use essential oils for a lot of stuff too. I guess I meant to say that I was looking at them from a prevention standpoint…not really for treatment. From reading the books it says to try to keep stress down which essential oils helps me relax.
I guess I wanted to post because ever since the diagnosis and surgery I have felt weird. I have felt very disconnected and I wasn't sure if that was part of the whole "c" thing.
Thanks again for making me feel welcome! I really appreciate the information!