Hi New Guy

HI, 

Brand new to the board, and cancer.  Found out Friday that I have a mass in my sigmoid colon.  Good news is CT scan confirmed that the cancer hasn't metastasized.  Had a consult with a surgeon yesterday who apparently is one of the best in the city.  She wants to do an MRI to confirm exact location.   Surgery expected 2-5 weeks after that.

That's it for now.  I am up today. 

 

Mark

Comments

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,626 Member
    Welcome to the forum

    Bet you never even knew, and didn't want to, that there are forums for awful things like Cancer. 

    It is definitely a club nobody wants to be a part of. 

    Good nws that the Cancer has not spread.   Ask us anything you want, there is bound sure to be someone with just the right answer, and lots of insight, experiences, stories - some horror - and fun. Yeah, we can have fun, as well. 

    Tru

  • fearlessinsd
    fearlessinsd Member Posts: 4
    edited June 2020 #3
    Trubrit said:

    Welcome to the forum

    Bet you never even knew, and didn't want to, that there are forums for awful things like Cancer. 

    It is definitely a club nobody wants to be a part of. 

    Good nws that the Cancer has not spread.   Ask us anything you want, there is bound sure to be someone with just the right answer, and lots of insight, experiences, stories - some horror - and fun. Yeah, we can have fun, as well. 

    Tru

    Thank you.  Hope I replied

    Thank you.  Hope I replied right.

     

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,262 Member
    Scans

    As Tru said, "welcome, sorry you are here."  There will be countless issues to deal with in the upcoming weeks.  One word of caution, however, is not to rely entriely on scans.  It seems like it is during surgery that the concrete discoveries and conclusions are made.  It looks like you have a while before surgery.  My strategy was to train for it as if it were an athletic competion.  Best of luck to you.

  • Tom M.
    Tom M. Member Posts: 223 Member
    edited June 2020 #5
    Piece of cake

    Good that it didn't spread. They'll remove it, probably some mop up chemo and you're as good as new. Best of luck.

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Welcome

    So glad that you found our board as we can help you get through this and answer any questions you have.  Good to hear that it has not spread and you already have a plan in place.  You sound like you are adjusting well to this news and have taken steps to move forward - that's very important. Wishing you the best.

    Kim

  • fearlessinsd
    fearlessinsd Member Posts: 4
    edited June 2020 #7

    Welcome

    So glad that you found our board as we can help you get through this and answer any questions you have.  Good to hear that it has not spread and you already have a plan in place.  You sound like you are adjusting well to this news and have taken steps to move forward - that's very important. Wishing you the best.

    Kim

    Thanks

    Thank you everyone!  So glad have the support!

     

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 725 Member
    edited June 2020 #8
    Glad you found this site Mark

    Glad you found this site Mark. There's a ton of wisdom here so you will get lots of help. I first came here in 2016 and this group has been great....I would have been lost without it. We will give you lots of support.

  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276
    Age

    You do  not give us a clue as to how old you are.  But I am sure you are much younger than me.  I beat it at age 77 and have been NED (no evedence of disease) for 11 years.  So you can too!!!  Good luck!

  • th4rs
    th4rs Member Posts: 27 Member
    edited June 2020 #10
    Hello

    I too am sorry that you are here but glad you found this fourm. 

     

    Good luck and take care

    Robin