gmcbrazen wrote:Went to MD Anderson Yesterday. I took my scan on CD. But that was images they wanted the report. They ordered another scan for the chest and lung area. Waiting on that information. I am also waiting for the surgeon to call and make an appointment. MD Anderson said they could not tell anything with out the scan report, but based on the Colonoscopy image, blood work, and I am not bloated, constipated, falling down, nor do I have back or neck pain, they believe it is not yet stage 4. But they are going to wait until they see the scans.
I went back to my GI who had the abdomen scan results. The scans came back clean. No liver damage and they could not see the tumor in the scans. This indicates that the tumor may not have broke through the colon wall. She said it may be in stage one, but she will not know till after the surgery. They need to check the surrounding lymph nodes to see if they have been infected. But she agrees that it is probable in the early stages, and she said maybe even stage 1.
Both agree that I probable will not need the surgery that requires a bag that requires changing. Neither would talk about chemo as they felt I was getting ahead of myself. It has not been established that I need chemo after the surgery and wanted to wait. So my fingers are crossed that it will be just the surgery, and that the surgery will be scheduled soon. I want this to be over with.
Turns out they found a 5 cm tumor.
gmcbrazen wrote:But they say I will not be able to eat as much or have a much control over my rectum. Mainly because a colon is not a rectum and I will not have the muscle control. I will need to go the bath room more frequently, and will not be able to hold it as long. Has any one on this site that had part of their rectum removed? Does the colon eventually start acting like a rectum or will I have problems now the rest of my lift.
gmcbrazen wrote:Thank you Susie, could you share a little more about removal of scar tissue and why you needed it. The surgeon mention that I may have trouble with scar tissue. What kind of trouble?
gmcbrazen wrote:... The surgeon mention that I may have trouble with scar tissue. What kind of trouble?
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