CSN Login
Members Online: 14

Lurking, finally decided to post

terris
Posts: 3
Joined: Apr 2013

Hi All,

I am new to the board have been lurking but never posted before.  I was diagnosed in December of 2011 with colon cancer stage 1 but then found out it had spread to lung and liver so went to stage IV.   I have had 5 surgeries and 13 chemo treatments in the last 15 months.  My last surgery was Feb 4th of this year on both lungs to remove tumors, 10 in the left and 4 in the right.  Just had a CT scan last week and had hoped that things were clean for awhile.  I found out today there is something suspicious in my right lung and on my liver.  I am so disappointed...have to have a PET scan on Monday and will see the Dr. again next Wednesday.  Our plan may be more chemo at this time.  The surgery on my lungs was a tough surgery and I don't think I am ready for more at this time.  I read your stories and messages everyday and they give me hope.  Thanks for reading my message.

Terri

Annabelle41415's picture
Annabelle41415
Posts: 4197
Joined: Feb 2009

Welcome to the board but sorry that you didn't get better news.  Have you ever thought about getting a second opinion for your treatments.  Wishing you the best.

Kim

Chelsea71
Posts: 1167
Joined: Sep 2012

Welcome. I'm glad you decided to share your story. Please let us know which course of treatment you decide. Best of luck with it all.

Chelsea

janderson1964
Posts: 1525
Joined: Oct 2011

I am sorry about your news but glad you introduced yourself.As you have already found out this is a very supportive community. Now that we know you we can really support you regarless of the issue.

YoVita's picture
YoVita
Posts: 539
Joined: Mar 2010

But you probably already know that from your former lurker status - I was a lurker for 2 years before my first post.  I'm sorry you're dealing with some bad news.  I second the opinion about a second opinion :) Maybe there are some other options for you.  Good luck with your decision and treatment.

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network