Thank you! Your tumor was quite a bit higher that my husband's, which is probably why things are already looking quite good for you after 2 months.
We actually just met with the surgeon and had a long conversation about reversal and expected challenges. I really like this surgeon; he puts his patients' quality of life at the forefront. He was very upfront with challenges and told DH that adjuvant radiation would likely make things even more difficult, but he won't schedule the reversal until DH meets with the radiation oncologist (tomorrow) to discuss things. He said that he would be in very close contact with DH in the months after the reversal to try and test anything that may help alleviate LARS; mentioned diet, bulking agents, Kegel exercises, daily morning enemas, and something I forget the name of but has to do with electrical nerve stimulation and is showing real promises. So I feel that DH will have a sympathetic ear and lots of support from his surgeon, which is great.
Good luck with your CT scan, I hope it comes back all clear
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A, no primary
Lytic met L4 vertebrae, EBRT 04/18, SBRT 02/19
Resect small intestine 05/18 (no cancer - Crohn's)
Failed adjuvant Xelox ; Folfiri + Avastin 03/19 to 01/20
6.7 cm left adrenal mass 03/19, successful resection 02/20
Multiple small lung nodules (03/19) now gone/calcified
L3-L4-L5 fusion surgery and partial corpectomy 05/20
CEA since 03/19: high 81.1, low 3.2, now 66
MRI 2/11/22: rectal adenocarcinoma pT3 pN0 stage 2A
LAR surgery April 11