Hope this good report gives cheer and positivity to any who can use it. It's been six years now since my main surgery and so far, so good. My digestive system settled down fully after about 3 years. CEA is just fine, all other exams are just fine, I can eat anything I ate before the cancer dx and rectum removal, and the gastroenterologist said I don't need to come back for a colonoscopy for another five years.
Mostly I want to give thanks again to this forum and everyone on it who has been so helpful and supportive...not just to me, but to all of us. What a resource for not just information, but reassurance, support and love.
F 55 at Dx
Dx rectal cancer 7/22/2015
LAR with temp ileostomy 8/31/2015: T1N0M0
Ileostomy reversal 11/30/2015
Work full time, physically active
Wife, mom of two sons now 25 and 21 plus cats and dogs, daughter, sister
Wicked Brazilian samba-reggae drummer
So far, so good