My name is Alex ( sounds like AA
) and I was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer late Nov 2019 and had a 5cm tumor and approx 3rd of my ascending Colon removed in early Dec.
They found some cells in one of 23 lymph nodes removed.
CT scan shows it hasn't spread to any organs so it would appear I have dodged a bullet however I have been placed on 6 months of chemo (FOLFOX).
1st session 3 weeks ago went ok with the usual side effects, tiredness and queasyness ( and bad typing
) but passed after about 6 days after the initial infusion (then bottle for 46 hours).
The week before the next infusion (every 14 days) was really good. Then I had the second round last Wed 29th (due to the long weekend) and went better than I thought until yesterday.
Yesterday I collapsed while in my shed doing basically nothing other than standing and talking to a friend. Thank you know what I wasn't driving. He called my wife who called an ambulance and was carted off to hospital.
Now I'm 60, never had a seizure of any form in my life, hell I've never fainted. I've been in excellent health (other than the Cancer). I've never smoked but I used to drink heavily but I haven't had a drink in years.
I don't remember collapsing. My mate said I slumped over and started shaking and sweating profusely and even though he tried to lessen the fall I still bumped myself a bit but all ok.
The only thing after I remember is the ambo's turning up and helping me get to my feet. Unfortunately I soiled myself.
I had all the tests yesterday except the MRI (which is this Friday) including a CT scan on my brain and they all came back negative.
I've done a little research ( yes I know I shouldn't consult Dr google
) and I can't seem to find any other instance of this.
I figured I'm new to this and you guys and girls have a lot more experience than me so any ideas will be greatly appreciated as I would like to pass my "thoughts" onto the Oncologist before my 3rd session.