Apr 19, 2004 - 5:22 pm
Hi all, Went to my surgeon today. Looks like the big day will be in 4-5 weeks. I tried to beg out of surgery, but no way. He did say that he could not even feel any cancer now, but the suture line is low, so colostomy for sure. He did say there was no bleeding now, which I haven't had in about 4 weeks. I just wanted to know, since my cancer is so low in the rectum, does that mean that I won't have as long a cut on my stomach??? Also, does it mean that I won't have to go through the yucky prep for colon surgery?? Looks like I could just do the prep for sigmoidoscope, since it is that low any how. Anybody have any ideas?? He was also more positive today. Said that CAT scans were pretty accurate and that everything looked good there. He said that surgery would determine if I need more chemo, but the port stays in till then. He did take one stitch out and put a bandaid on and said I could shower. Yippee!!! This sponge bath stuff is terrible. That will feel great tonight. Anyhow, anyone with info about the Abdominoperineal resection, I would appreciate it.