May 18, 2004 - 1:36 am
Yesterday I had my one-year post-op colonoscopy. (I had cancer of the rectum diagnosed Dec 2002. Chemoradiation followed by surgery in April 2003, then postsurgical radiation). I got the results immediately - ALL CLEAR!! Yeah! Hoorah! As some of you know, I believe in celebrating every bit of good news - hope you don't mind my sharing this with you. I know I'm not out of the woods yet - but every day brings me closer. Also, I had been a little apprehensive about having a colonoscopy with a colostomy. For those of you in this situation facing the same, I can say: no problem. In fact, it was easier (no sphincter to overcome! No lying on your side!).