3 days ago I had a craniotomy. They removed what they think is lung cancer, which was pressing against the brain.
It seems I have a bunch of cancer in my lungs, which is the next challenge.
It is all too freaky. I am 10 years cured from Rectal Cancer, and this isn't the source of the metastasized tumors, they say. Although we are waiting for the biopsy results.
They prioritized removing the hunk from my head. What was removed is being biopsied. It seemed odd to proceed before a biopsy.
I am home now, alive and functioning. Think, walk, talk. Have to make myself rest, so I will keep this note short. (I had hoped to post before the surgery, as this group is so supportive)
Please recommend sources/ links for Lung Cancer and a support group for it.
I am fortunate to have family and friends for support, and many prayers. 3 priests visited me and I was able to give Confession before surgery. We took communion 3 times this week (we are Greek Orthodox).
Who knows how long we have left on this earth?
Prayers are appreciated.
Last edited by Cured
on Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
5-08:Stage 3 Rectal: 6/14 Nodes
Ace Surgeon Removed 90%Rectum & lots of Colon-Full Incision
Ileo Rev'd @6 Mos.
FOLFOX 8 Cycles Done 1-09
Clear Scope 8-17; Clear CEA 2-18
Glory to God! Healed by prayers of many: for 10 years
7-18: tumor pressing against brain. Removed.
Metastatic to lung. CEA 6.9 Began Folfiri
CEA dropped to 4.5 after 1 dose of chemo!
After 8 rounds CEA=3.0,in range
After 3 week break CEA = 1.8
Began 4 more rounds of Folfiri. 1 down.