I am still enjoying reading all the good news many of you are posting. It helps me feel there may be a light at the end of my tunnel....eventually. But until then.....there's more decisions to be made in the coming months.
I seen my oncology (surgery) dr Nov 30th for follow up from recent surgery & updated pathology report. Although at first they felt the cancer was gone, they now feel there's still some bad cells hiding. He met with my med team & other drs to discuss my case. They tried the unconventional approach since traditional didn't work the 1st time. He's concerned the cancer could be totally gone within 2 months of biops (& no treatment just surgery). He's wanting me to have a good quality of life & knows I'm still uncomfortable, still not gaining weight (hard to eat with tummy troubles & needing a bathrm very near when I do eat!), basically would prefer to stay home.
The choices we have: continue with scopes/biops every 3 months & pray it stays 'dorment' & not spread. The problem here is the scar tissue & not getting 'good results'.
Or: APR with perm ostomy. Scared of this option because its such a major life change. But trying to be positive. There is a lady who works at my cancer center (about my age & living with an ostomy a few yrs now). So will meet with her & the ostomy nurse next week.
I do have a few good websites I've been checking out along with the colon cancer board here. Just hard to believe still dealing with this cancer mess! Been emotional all day trying to figure things out. As strong as I try to be I'm so ready to put this journey behind me....one way or another! ha! My hubby is very supportive....he wants me to have the best quality of life that would keep me around for a very long time!