Jul 14, 2004 - 10:19 am
Hi all, again I want to express my gratitude for all the support and advice you all have given me and my husband. I know I should be estatic over the results of hubby's scans, but I am still worried. I have read so many articles about Stage IV colon cancer and the treatment using Avastin. Most of the articles use the words "prolong life" and "20.3 month survival rate". What are the chances of this monster coming back? His scans showed "no evidence of disease" but I am still so worried. Scott (my hubby) doesn't ask his onc many questions and since I do not go with him to his chemo treatments (only consultations), I cannot ask the questions myself.
Scott has said I can be a negative person sometimes (I tend to think the worst), but I can't help it. I know that if I discuss this with him, he will only say it is the negative coming out of me. I am the type of person who wants to know everying (hence being on the internet all the time).
Just to recap, Scott's tumor was removed from the ascending colon (along with 10 in of large and 10 in of small colon)in Feb. He had mets to 11 of 21 lymph nodes (I think) and greater omentum. I have read that lymph node involvement is not good. Now today he is complaining about stomach ache and the nasty taste he has in his mouth. He mentioned the word "blood" in his mouth, but when I questioned him, he just said he meant nasty taste (he doesn't always tell me everything because he knows I will worry).
I know I am probably just driving myself crazy, but that's just me! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Prayers and thoughts are with you and your loved ones.