Jan 17, 2005 - 3:12 am
Howdy, Man I wasn't on line for a few days and Wow, thanks for the replys and announcements of your concern & overwhelming response to me joining "The Group"! Ha. Yes I have been reading & have answered a few of your posts kinda on the sidelines so to speak but I do understand each of our own problems & medical B.S. because I to have my own. Since someone said share & all I will try to be brief. (like we can with surgeries & Ca.) I am a 43 almost 44 yr old chick who last Oct 03 had appendix type symtoms, lol and behold Drs. found orange size tumor on my colon and took my good appendix. Past the shock & all being ONLY 43 I did the 6^ months chemo stuff starting in Dec 03 ending in May 04. I actually faired pretty well during chemo, my most complaints were mouth sores,Diarrea extremly & nose bleeds weak nails , loss of appitite, the Basics but they didn't actually show up till last in treatment. So I go back to work in July Feeling Great! Drs say O.K. Iam thinking I am cancer free, well not so, by Sept my Overies blew up I mean enlarged and so by Oct 04 I am having a total Hystrerectomy and all.Thinking it is ovarian ca. so do Drs, turns out not to be just a re-occurance of the colon Ca. So I Changed oncologist just because I really didn't feel comfotable and as of Dec went to the cancer center in our town and have a new oncologist! I love it and the place I am at. It is part of U.C. Davis which is in my area and the ca. center is wonderful. so yes I am doing my 2nd bout of chemotherapy started in Dec.I am considered stage 4 because it came back so quick & is still there. I don't think it is i my colon just worried about L nodes & of course colon, or elsewhere. So Far chemo has been the diarrea & alittle tired. God I feel too young to have to go thur this all, but I have good support system except me I get worried. But I am upbeat & hey I have alot to live for, so I keep on going.