Feb 28, 2013 - 9:32 am
Wondering if some of you can give some good thoughts and their experience on this - my dad was diagnosed Nov 2012 with stage 4 rectal cancer with mets to his liver. at the time they said only chemo would be his defense. he had 5 rounds of forflori/avastin and mid feb had a scan that showed the livers shrinking quite a lot. they now said he could go ahead with removing the rectal tumor and thereafter do liver surgery. that was great news to hear. he had his rectal surger yesterday where they removed just over a foot of his colon, resulting in a permanent colostomy. this will be an adjustment ofcourse but better than the orignial alternative and happy to have further treatment for him. wondering from your experiences how is it adjusting to the colostomy? and do any of you have similar stories of being stage 4 and after surgeries being a long time survivors/NED? any uplifiting info would be appreciated as i am going to visit him in the hopsital soon and would love to share the stories with him to give him a lift. thanks.