Jan 01, 2013 - 2:05 pm
I joined this forum today, January 1st, and already feel inspired and uplifted.
I was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer on November 13th last year. A colonoscopy discovered that I had a complete blockage of the rectum and I underwent a bowel resection November 23rd. On December 17th I had a port inserted.
My first CT scan showed no spread but my CEA is rising so I am heading for a PET scan on January 10th. First though I get to have another colonoscopy this coming Thursday (3rd).
One of the biggest helps so far has been the love, prayers and support of family, friends and even people who I've never met, and that is why I decided to join this group. I know I can support others and hope in return to find support myself.
Its odd being the one with cancer. Reactions of others has been facinating. I intend to be my normal (that's debatable) boisterous self until I am bought low by whatever side effects the chemo and radiation have to offer; then I intend to bounce right back.
I look forward to having you join me on my journey, and I promise to be here for you too.
Onward and upward.