Jun 08, 2013 - 3:05 pm
Went to an oncologist surgeon that was recommened by doctors in my sister's hospital. Lesion is in the upper part of the descending colon. He said he will remove the whole descending colon and part of the upper rectum. He said that often the colonoscopy report does not adequately show where lesion is. Now I am going for a tatoo to show that. This seems like a lot of colon to lose for a 2 cm lesion. My gastro thought only a small amount to each side of lesion would be necessary. Now I am wondering if I should get a second opinion from a colon rectal surgeon. What do you think?
He said it would take a year for bowel movements to be what they were before surgery. I thought maybe he meant everyday instead of every other day. Now I am reading that eating the wrong food could cause 30 times in a day. Yikes. I am grateful to be alive but not looking forward to all these side effects. How has everyone been controlling this.