After my Chemo-Radiation and the terrible time '..trying to poo..' the latest MRI has good news.
We were worried as a basic examination after all of this found lumps and thickening. The MRI result shows it sounds like mostly scar tissue.
Parts of the summary.
Tumour: The previously demonstrated polypoid low rectal mass is no longer evident, replaced by a band of low signal mild anterior wall
Submucosal T2 high signal in the lower rectum is interpreted as submucosal oedema..........
IMPRESSION: Low signal anterior wall thickening in keeping with fibrosis at the site of the previously demonstrated low rectal tumour. Mesorectal nodes previously identified as suspicious reduced in size.
EMVI negative. CRM clear. TRG 2 (fibrosis only, no visible tumour).
Dr Chris Davison, FRANZCR, NZMC# 30051 Radiologist NMDHB, Nelson Hospital cd/ps 9/07/2018 2:06 p.m.
I am no doctor but sounds pretty good.
Aged 56 - I feel really young...
Colo-Rectal Cancer T2 N1 M0
March 2018 - Diagnosis
April-May 2018 Radiation+Chemo then a TIA (Minor Stroke). - Stopped Chemo.
August 27th-November 2018 - Surgery and long, long recovery
*Decided to live to 100 as I will get a telegram from Her Majesty the Queen when 100yrs old. I so, so want one.
Am a Salvation Army chap so I complete 'knee drill' (prayer) to the Commander in Chief often. For myself personally this helps me through.