May 07, 2004 - 3:46 pm
This is my first time here. I usually post in the colorectal cancer group. Let me tell you a little about myself. I am a 50 yr old female. I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost 33 years. I have two wonderful grown children, daughter almost 28, married and has three wonderful children and a son, almost 24 who is single and lives next door. I am so blessed with a wonderful family. Now about my cancer. I was diagnosed in July, 2003 and had colon resection, no lymph nodes, no spread, good margins, no further treatments. Then in January, 2004, it came back, same place. I started chemo and radiation in March. I had six wkds continuous 5FU chemo by port and 6 weeks radiation. Now, I will have surgery again on May 20th. I am so scared!!!! I am to have a permanent colostomy. I know it's not the end of the world, but I feel like it is!! I will need more chemo after surgery, don't know how much yet. Will life ever get back to normal???? I am putting together a book of encouraging stories, poems, letters, prayers to take to the hospital. I know you don't know me,but if there is something that you have read that has helped you in your journey, or something that someone has told you that has helped, please share this with me. I will copy them and take them to the hospital with me. I really appreciate it and I need your prayers.