Aug 22, 2011 - 5:05 am
I am a 53 year old male, married with three daughters (21,17,14)Two weeks ago, I went to emergency because of side abdominal pains. I had seen my doctor who said that it seemed like a muscle pull. It seemed to make sense because I was helping my wife set up her new restaurant and doing a lot of physical labor. The pain continued and she said that I should get it checked out and so I went to emergency. They couldn't find anything with routine tests and thus decided to do a CT scan. I have a cancerous growth (3 cm) in the upper part of my stomach, close to the esophagus. I stayed in hospital for four days and the performed several scopes (gastro, lapro). Though not finalized, my treatment will include chemotherapy and then surgery (total removal). I still have not heard the full results of the biopsy since the head surgeon is away until next week.
Needless to say, I have a flood of emotions running through me. The surgery? Recovery? I am trying to be strong but there are days of uncertainity.