Nov 29, 2011 - 11:05 pm
Well, I'm back after a couple weeks away. I had my 9 month follow up and all is just fine. PET CT, DRE/anoscopy, and labs ... very good and normal. I pray this continues.
I had a rough start with diagnosis and didn't get treatment going until 8 weeks after biopsy. I worry about that delay. It was Christmas and they didn't seem in a hurry to get me going (and this was an NCI designated Cancer Center affiliated with a teaching University) ... anyone else delayed in getting treatment started? And the tumor was high grade ... which makes me worry more about metastasis. I was stage one, so they said ... so I hope I'm okay. The tumor was small 1.4 cms ... and most was removed with the biopsy. However, there were margins and I worry that the biopsy procedure may have caused cells to travel via the blood to "other places" ... and are growing, too small yet to be seen.
Any encouragement??? Have you any thoughts on my worries?
Thanks friends ... coming back to the site is comforting. I see your photos and kind words and feel supported and not so alone.
xoxo Happy Holidays to each of you!