WOW.....people I can relate to!!!!!!
I was diagnosed with anal cancer in April of 08 at 49 years of age. NEVER even heard of it before...oh except Farah, and she never returned my calls!!! I was on 5FU chemo and 6 1/2 weeks of radiation. Stage 1, and all was good. All the docs, etc., said it was gone.
But WOW what a process.....the weaking of your bowel muscles, the pain of going to the bathroom. And WHO do you talk to about it? I kept it sooo private! I so wished I met someone with the same cancer. I volunteer at an oncology clinic for ACS and still never met anyone with this very undignified cancer!!!
Through all this a spot on my lung was seen....watched it....watched it...evenutally changed a little, and on New Years Eve in 08 I had a 1/5 of my lung removed. This was a completely different cancer altogether. Also, spots were always visible on my liver....so they've been watching those. Had my one year lung scan and anal exam in December 09. spots on liver changed....biopsy...on New Years Eve this year on my way to Central Oregon to celebrate one year of surviving lung cancer, I found out the anal cancer spread to my liver.....TRIPLE DAMN!!! Is 3 times a charm?? I sure hope so. Scheduled now for a liver resection next week. Anyone been there???