Mar 07, 2012 - 11:27 pm
It's been a year since I received the anal cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) diagnosis. What a difference a year makes! I'm 9 months post treatment. Saw my colorectal dr today and had an exam (first exam was under anesthesia) so this was the first one I had at the dr. office. It was uncomfortable. Came home and took a couple of tylenol and sat in a warm sitz bath. I know these exams are necessary. The radiation really shrunk my "chute". He said everything looked fine!!! Was concerned about bleeding but he said it was radiation proctitis. I see him again in 3 months. I've finally hit the 100 lbs. mark! At one point during treatment I was 83 lbs. I'm small, but mighty - LOL!