Feb 01, 2004 - 5:57 am
I've had a right hemicolectomy, Dukes C1 (one node), and now I'm on weekly 5-FU/Leucoverin - done 13 out of 30 injections.
I'm also waiting for DNA test results, as they suspect HNPCC.
I'll have plenty of questions to ask, but for now I just wanted to say hello, as I think it's unfair to be given such insights into your lives without sharing mine.
It's been encouraging for me to see that I'm getting the same treatment as in the US - we have a tendency here to obediently do whatever the doctors tell us, because it's 'free'.
My heart goes out to you if you're having to fund chemo yourself or arguing with an insurance company - it brings home just how lucky we are in the UK to not have to worry about such things.
Hope you don't mind me joining in!
Sheepy, Age 39,