Just an update: Can't believe how quick the time has gone. I have completed my chemoradiation and am feeling 98%. Surgery is scheduled for June 21st. I had my 3 month follow up ct on Thursday evening, expecting results on Monday.
An in office scope shows my tumor is about 5mm now, pretty good response from treatment. What I like best is all the mucous and bleeding I've struggled with for years is gone!
Interestingly my genetic testing came back pretty normal, no breast or colon cancer genes.
My moms treatment starts next week, her first infusion is the day before my surgery. She us having a port inserted Thursday.
I requested 6 weeks leave from work to recover from surgery and begin chemo. I hope to go back part time prior, wait and see how recovery goes.
Thank you to everyone who posts on this site, sure has helped me through some rough days.
Good luck and God bless.
Diagnosed at 35 after 8 years of symptoms
T3n1m0, clinical diagnosis, suspicious spot on iliac crest and left lower lung, unchanged
28 radiation, with Xeloda 3000 mg
LAR with temp ileostomy 6-21-16, pCR!
Ileus and blockage, 12 day hospital stay
Port placement 7-26-16
Fofox begins 8-2-16
Mom to 4 boys(2, 10, 11, 22) they are my world!
Mother diagnosed 5/2016
Clinical stage t3n2m0, cysts on liver and kidneys
Last day of chemoradiation 7-28-16, can't wait! It's hard seeing my Mom in pain