Apr 22, 2013 - 2:31 pm
My husband goes in to have the rectal tumor removed tomorrow. He is not thrilled about this since he's been feeling so well lately and is afraid that this is going to knock him down and out for awhile. He's been working since his diagnosis in August, with the exception of every other Friday on treatment days. The surgeon's nurse said he may well need to take the next 4 months off - if the ileostomy is able to be reversed. That still seems to be his biggest worry - the ileostomy, especially if it can't be reversed. That and dying on the table. My worries are mostly that the surgeon will find more cancer once he gets in and starts looking around.
Would appreciate any advice on how to make things easier for him in the next few weeks - and prayers and positive thoughts are always appreciated.