Hello, newbie here!
Was diagnosed in August, T3 something something.lol
Just finished 5 Fu/ Radiation last Friday, surgery not scheduled yet. I had a colonoscopy in 2015 with some polyps but non cancerous, started noticing problems around April of this year. Had just lost my brother to Mets melanoma in November and had promised my wife that I wouldn't be stubborn if I ever started having problems with anything! Had annual physical in June, they missed tumor with rectal exam. Finally got endoscopy in July which found Barretts disease. So got colonoscopy August 3 and was introduced to adenocarcinoma. 2.5 cm tumor, I'll have to look at my sheet for the specifics. I had almost no problems with the chemo other than the still metallic taste in my mouth. The radiation burn SSUUUUCKKKKS! But it will feel better when it quits hurting! I take Poly MVA almost daily which I attribute my continued good numbers to during chemo, my lowest anc was 2800 I think at the end of week 5, back up to 3800 after the weekend. Not sure what's in store but I'll meet it head on! Oh I'm 53 with a 30 year old wife, we banked sperm before I started treatment and she just did the iivf regimen, we find out Tuesday if we have a bun in the oven. Fingers crossed!