May 26, 2004 - 11:55 am
Im 42 years old and was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer on May 11th, 04. I had surgery to remove the tumor and 2 feet of colon on May 18th and I got home from hospital 2 days ago. I am going to start 6 months of chemo on June 2nd. I am feeling very numb so far - is that a normal reaction? There is no family history of colon cancer and I had no symptoms other than vague abdominal pain which led me to the gastro who did a colonoscopy which found the tumor. I am a newlywed (married on Dec. 5, 2003) and my husband has been awesome. This is my first post on this site and I have read a lot of posts and realize that this might be the only place where others will truly understand how I am feeling right now.
I have on idea what to expect from chemo....Im scared and sad but also determined to do whatever I have to do fight this battle.