Nov 26, 2003 - 10:15 am
I am new to this site and very happy that I found it. My husband was found with colon cancer after being taken to the hospital bleeding. They did the colonoscopy (I don't spell very well) and found the cancer. A couple days later did the surgery and took out about 12 inches of the colon. Cancer had spread to the liver and the surgeon said if he could remove 3/4 or less he would have but his is so bad that he didn't do anything to it. They removed 16 lymph nodes and cancer was in 7. They see a spot in his lung but are not sure if it is cancer or not. After a week in hospital recovering from surgery he went home and in two weeks we began chemo (oxiplatin and xloda ,4000 mg per day for 14 days) no radiation. our oncologist is VERY difficult to understand and doesn't talk much at all to us. I learn more from the internet than from him. The surgeon was very negative about the possible outcome and the oncologist says "we wait and pray and put it in Gods hands". Well that is all well and good but damn it I want to KNOW what I need to expect. This is a wonderful place to vent and i find myself going on and on. Hubby is doing ok on chemo. Very tired and frustrated and afraid that it is not working. We are on cycle 3 Dec 2. After that (around the 16th) Dr. wants to do a CAT and see if things are working. Hubby says no not till after Christmas!. Thanks for listening. Just wanted some support and guidance. God Bless and have a Wonderful Thanksgiving. We DO really have a lot to be Thankful for..