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january 17th, during a routine colonoscopy, I found out the symptoms that I had were not my gallbladder but a 3cm mass in my transverse colon.

I’m a week out from colon resection surgery and getting stronger everyday.  

The pathology came back as T3N0m0, so mostly all good news.

 

i read thru a lot of your posts during thesr long scary nights and I just wanted to thank everybody.  Some of you are going thru hell and you still take time out to encourage others, I wish I could give you all a hug

hugs

b

 

Comments

  • Butt
    Butt Member Posts: 352

    You can do it! It sound hard for now but in your case there is definitely the light at the end of tunnel. I don t mean dying and seeing the light :) Butt.

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Colonoscopy

    So glad that you had that done and that the surgery went well.  Thanks for posting your scary event.  It's hard when they tell you there is something they have to remove and the surgery went well.  I'm not sure with all those numbers you gave, but if they've given a good report then I'm so happy for you.

    Thanks for the big virtual hug.  Hugs back!  Kim,

  • Cyanette
    Cyanette Member Posts: 8
    Butt said:

    You can do it! It sound hard for now but in your case there is definitely the light at the end of tunnel. I don t mean dying and seeing the light :) Butt.

    Lol

    Lol

  • Cyanette
    Cyanette Member Posts: 8
    Follow up with surgeon for

    Follow up with surgeon for post op check up on Monday and I’m supposed to meet with Oncology on Wednesday tho I’m not sure why since no lymph nodes were positive and far as i know I won’t be starting chemo as a stage 2A

     

    hugs

    b

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 727 Member
    Happy for you that everything

    Happy for you that everything went so well. Your doctor may want you to do adjuvant chemo to mop up any stray cells that might be floating around. At stage 2 it’s usually left up to you. I was stage 2 also but did 3 months of xeloda which is the pill form of 5fu. Good luck in whatever you choose to do. The people here are the best and we will all help to give support.

  • Christy76
    Christy76 Member Posts: 30
    I'm glad things are going well for you

    It's aways nice to hear about someone who's doing well after treatment. I hope you continue to do well and the surgery becomes just a distant memory. Smile

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,271 Member

    It is likely the oncologist will discuss chemo with you. Whether it is recommended or not may well depend on the philosophy of the doctor.  It may benefit you to know about the possible chemo regimes and to have a list of questions to ask the doctor.  In particular, you might want to ask about how much of an advantage chemo would give you and the full range of possible side effects.  If the doctor recommends no chemo, all the better.  Many of us have found that you have to be your own advocate in the health care system.  Best of luck to you.

  • Cyanette
    Cyanette Member Posts: 8

    It is likely the oncologist will discuss chemo with you. Whether it is recommended or not may well depend on the philosophy of the doctor.  It may benefit you to know about the possible chemo regimes and to have a list of questions to ask the doctor.  In particular, you might want to ask about how much of an advantage chemo would give you and the full range of possible side effects.  If the doctor recommends no chemo, all the better.  Many of us have found that you have to be your own advocate in the health care system.  Best of luck to you.

     

     

    Thank you, I’ll take your advice and be ready for the appointment.

     

    hugd

  • Cyanette
    Cyanette Member Posts: 8
    Doctor says no chemo for now,

    Doctor says no chemo for now, just close follow up for next few years.

    getting stronger everyday after surgery and feeling blessed.

    hugs

  • Kazenmax
    Kazenmax Member Posts: 458 Member
    Cyanette said:

    Doctor says no chemo for now,

    Doctor says no chemo for now, just close follow up for next few years.

    getting stronger everyday after surgery and feeling blessed.

    hugs

    Wonderful news! here’s to you

    Wonderful news! here’s to you! NED forever!

  • Diane_K
    Diane_K Member Posts: 82 Member
    So glad to hear the good news

    So glad to hear the good news!  Rest and heal quickly, and keep up to date with the follow up appointments.

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
    Superb news

    Here is our Happy Dancing Man  image

    May you live a long and Cancer free life. 

    Tru

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,271 Member
    Cyanette said:

    Doctor says no chemo for now,

    Doctor says no chemo for now, just close follow up for next few years.

    getting stronger everyday after surgery and feeling blessed.

    hugs

    Great news

    Great news.  Congratulations.  It is a result that we would all hope for.

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Awesome

    Hope you continue to improve.  Wishing you the best in the future.

    Kim