Aug 08, 2003 - 5:16 am
I am a Canadian. I had a biopsy on a large "mass" found between the anus and rectum on July 25th after waiting 2 months to see a surgeon. I was told to come back on sugust 5th for the results. I drove 2 hours with a friend who took the day off work (and drove an additional 6 hours) to be told the pathology report was not in, but..."it is a very large mass and likely cancer--wish I had good news, but i don't." I figured I was dead. 2 excruciating days later I get a phone call that the 3 biopsies done on the tumour are benign. I do have to see a specialist and have surgery, but this is obviously the best case scenario. You have no idea how lucky you are to live in a country where you do not have to wait from June 2 to august 7th for a biopsy. Also, there is nothing like your chat room in Canada. I cannot believe my luck and how supportive and helpful you all have been. On the downside, I think I will have a lot of colonoscopies in my future---argh. I also learned 2 valuable lessons--demerol is not my friend (makes me very sick) and you do not want company arriving unannounced when you are on your 5th cup of Golytle combined with a large dose of industrial strength laxative! Some things you just have to learn the hard way.