Apr 30, 2013 - 4:44 pm
My husband and I are just starting our journey with CRC. He was diagnosed this last weekend following a trip to the ER following severe nausea, vomiting and fatigue. The diagnosis was not reached immediately because of a positive HPylori test. After doing the two miserable weeks of antibiotics for HPylori, the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, fatigue and bloating continued. A CT scan in the ER revealed a large colonic mass with liver involvement. After being in shock for the last three days, we have both decided to maintain normalcy and positivity in our home. He is committed to fighting with everything he has!
As an RN, I've of course been driving myself nuts trying to research what's available and was grateful to have found this discussion forum. It has been very uplifting to read through others' journeys and to absorb so much positive energy.
His colonoscopy is this Thursday to perform the biopsy, get the cancer staged correctly and we will go from there. On Friday, he will have a total body bone scan. My hope with this posting, is that I can gain advice from others on things to address with the oncologist. Any suggestions that others have to offer will fall on open ears and a willing mind. Thank you so much for being here!