A tumor was found in a colonoscopy done after I reported symptoms of blood in stool several times and getting negative seracults each time. It wasn't time for my colonoscopy so the doctor thought it was hemorhoids He did an early colonscopy when the symptoms persisted. After the tumor was found, a Pet scan showed no organs affected but the dr. said one lymph node was involved.
Surgery was done 2/26 and I was told that two lymph nodes were removed and the biopsy would be back in a week. I was released from the hospital 1 week later and the surgeons associate told me that 3 lymph nodes were removed and affected. That was two weeks ago. I went to the oncologist yesterday and he told me 10 nodes were affected. I was stunned and told him about being told it was 3. He said that the report read 10. I called the surgeon this morning and his office person got my chart and read from the lab report that out of 17 nodes removed 12 were affected.
I struggled with my emotions for 3 days after finding the tumor. I came out feeling I had been given the spiritual strength to face this. I felt amazing peace thru everything for the last six weeks until yesterday when in the oncologists office I heard the number of nodes and just went into shock. I have been crying nonstop all day.
My husband will be home from work soon and I hate for him to see me this upset because I know he will be sad too.
Has anyone survived stage 3 with 12 nodes affected? I feel like dead woman walking and I just can't have that attitude for my familiy's sake and for my own health.
! I dont want to be this way. I cant find my center right now.