Nov 09, 2004 - 3:03 pm
I am so very upset today. My dad had his follow-up with the surgeon today just to find out he has to go back into surgery for "wound exploration". He was operated on July 2004 for stage 3 colon ca, but the wound just never healed properly. So today the surgeon was probing inside and he said it felt like a staple may still be inside, or at least that's what he thinks it is. I am so scared right now. Of course I am thinking the total worst like the cancer is back.
I did hear though that this is relatively safe procedure and a relatively quick one being it's done on a outpatient basis.
Guys please help me right now, my mind is going crazy with worry. could the cancer be back already. He just had a ct scan done about 2 months ago and everything was clear!