Jan 26, 2013 - 8:09 pm
Never thought I would do anything like this; last Thursday (on the 1 yr anniversary of my mother's death) I was diagnosed with anal cancer.
Too embarrassed to have a "hemorroid" (or so I thought) addressed, I waited for a couple of years. Darn it!
Biopsy results will be back Monday, but the surgeon said she has no doubt that it is a malignancy. 5 weeks of Chemoradiation.
"Do you have any questions" she asked. Well about 4,000 of them but not able to spit a single one out at this moment. Just wanted to make the statement, no it's a hemorroid.
My most recent experiences with cancer were 2009 taking care of my dad diagnosed with pancreatic cancer....64 days from diagnoses to death. 2011 taking care of my mom diagnosed with gall bladder (mets) cancer 47 days from diagnosis to death. I am finding it hard to be positive.
I have not told my son's, significant other, or sister because I don't yet know the answers to the questions they are going to ask.
Just feel a little scared right now.
Sorry the first post is a dump!