I was thinking if you today and how you were getting along. My first scan was a bit nerve wracking, but fortunately I got through it, as you will. One thing is for certain, we are ALIVE! 30 years ago, maybe not so much. I have learned alot from this ordeal...
not to worry...nothing I can do until I can do something...love those around you, tell them and often...i did before, but bow it is even more important...don't get down, it breeds pessimism...i certainly did after being diagnosed, but life is short and no matter how i go, i want to know that i gave it my everything...be strong, especially when you are not, for those who love you...fake it until you make it essentially.
I get pains too, up near my liver, lower left side where i had my simoid colon removed...but then i think i am more in tune with my body then ever before and that i am feeling what was always there...i just actually notice now.
i have my finger and toes crossed for you, for myselves and others living through this...key word is living. i sometimes forget, even for a second, my ordeal...and it is exhilerating. if it comes back, what can i do other than keep my head up and fight for my family. i do believe deep down that you will be okay, no matter what.
please let me (us) know how your scans go. hope you and your family had a happy thanksgiving and are looking forward to Christmas and ticking off another year in 2019!
Male 49 yrs.
09/2017: Colonoscopy 2.2x2 cm lesion - Invasive Adenocarcinoma
- CT - slightly enlarged LN; CEA 2.0
- LAP Rectosigmoid - 8' and 25 LNs removed
- Biopsy - 1/25 LN slight molecular invasion
- Stage IIIa - T3 N1 M0
- Chemo: 3 of 8 rds Ox; 8 rds 4000mg Xeloda
10/2017: PET - NED
03/2018: PET/CT - NED
09/2018: Colonoscopy & PET/CT - NED
03/2019: CT - NED
09/2019: Colonoscopy & CT - NED (0.9 CEA)