Nov 04, 2013 - 10:03 pm
Talked to surgeon (Scott Regenbogen, M.D., M.P.H.) yesterday. Surgery is scheduled for Monday 12/2/2013. I now need to meet with work to discuss time off. So far this year I have had 48.5 days off in the past 12 months from work (chemo, scans, and a liver resection surgery last April). We have a policy for no more than 90 days off in a rolling 12 month window. If I exceed more than 90 days off in this 12 month window I think I need to go on disability and could end up losing my job.
This surgery will essentiallyl be the same as the last surgery albeit more complicated given that it is a second surgery (scar tissue). Also, I have an increased chance of requiring a temporary colostopy but the good news is that there is still an excellent chance I'll be able to get by without a colostopy (spelling?).
Happy Friday to you all and THANK YOU for your advice and support.
Last I reported uptake on a PET scan. I underwent an ultrasound and biopsy. Today I learned the results. I have a cancerous tumor in the colon right by the sutures from my previous resection. I'll be talking with a surgeon at UMHS soon. There is a possibility that they might recommend radiation treatment as prep for surgery but my onc thinks that surgery may be the next step given the location of the tumor. So I may be in for another colon resection within a couple of weeks.
No remission break for me yet.
feeling a little down.
Oh, it’s hard to learn the lesson,
God Bless us all!