Jul 10, 2005 - 1:26 pm
Hi all -- I'm having a maniac moment and need a sanity check. I was diagnosed with rectal cancer in April '03, stage 2. Had radiation/chemo six weeks, followed by lower anterior resection (no bag), followed by 6 more months of chemo (5FU/Leukovorin). I have been cancer free for 2 years. I have been going to weight watchers because when I got my appetite back I went crazy and gained 40 lbs and I'm trying to get them off. My problem is I've been cheating on my diet and I'm still losing weight (about 1/2 pound a week). My kids are off school and I'm staying active with them, so maybe its that but I'm a little nervous. My husband tells me not to worry but its hard for people who have not gone through this to understand. I had a normal cat scan in June and also my blood work in April was normal. Am I just being paranoid? I see my oncologist again in August. What should I do?