Jun 05, 2004 - 11:01 am
Hope there is room for one more in the group. My name is Sharon and I have recently (April) been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. I am 41 years old and having displayed no symptoms until I got "stomach flu", I was and am still in shock I guess. I have a 2cm tumor on my liver, but because not all of my cancerous lymphnodes could be removed due to location my oncologist considers me to be palliative. I really hate that word, I think even more than the word cancer. He is not the most optimistic guy I have ever met. I don't know if any of you have thoughts on these lymphnodes, but I would appreciate any ideas you may have. I have three wonderful children, 16, 12, and 9 as well as a great and supportive husband! I do find the mental game quite challenging at this point and don't know if it is a time thing. I just don't seem to be able to remove for longer than a few minutes at a time. You all seem like such a positive group and I look forward to your comments and any suggestions you may have.