Dec 19, 2012 - 10:26 pm
I have been reading posts on here for over an hour and I'm already grateful to have found this site! I was literally diagnosed several hours ago. I had rectal bleeding along with hemmorhoids and constipation. I went to the colorectal surgeon last Monday and she felt something during exam. She had me scheduled for colonoscopy on Friday. Had 2 non cancerous polyps in colon and the bad one that was lower that she felt in the office. Pathology back today and was anal cancer. Dr. said she was shocked... really didn't think was cancer appeared like polyp. (have had non cancerous colon ones before). The crazy thing is I knew it was cancer. I just haven't felt good and can read my body pretty well. Now that I know it's time to fight it. I'm 46 and definitely plan on sticking around!! Everything she told me about treatment is consistent with what I'm reading on here. I will gladly take any advice or tips anyone has to offer. I don't know my stage yet etc..... they are supposed to call me tomorrow to schedule the xrays CT and MRI. Dr. said will prov be mid January for start of treatment. I'm worried about my anxiety level. It's all I can think about. I really don't want to go on anxiety meds. I was also wondering if anyone has had tailbone area pain with this?? Sleeping has been difficult because of the rectal. and tailbone pain. Ihave to take over the counter pain relievers in the middle of the night. Trying not to ask for prescription med at this point. I figure will probably really need it later. I plan on spending a lot of time on here I can tell the support and information are invaluable.