Oct 15, 2004 - 10:51 pm
Hi All!!! Surgery is done--- glad that is over. Now on with the recovery. I had the whole ball of wax... APR, vaginectomy and hysterectomy. Drs say I am doing "fantastic" and am "Ahead of the game". Physically I am doing well. Emotionally I am on a rollercoaster. Can't tell if it is the whole journey or the fact that I am now in menopause phase due to hysterectomy (the hot flashes and night sweats have got to go!!!).
Great news with APR part of surgery... the tumor was completely gone and the renaining scar tissue showed no evidence of cancer. They did find microscopic cancer cells in the rectal muscle. And you know?? Sick as it may sound... I am glad they found some. It gave me peace of mind that I made the right decision in having this surgery. Now everytime I empty my colostomy (which I hate but am getting used to) I can tell myself that I did the right thing instead of wonder what would have happened if I had rolled the dice. Peace of mind is priceless.
Now I am getting ready for chemo. Yuck. But, hey!!! Gotta do what you gotta do!!!!