Newly Diagosed Sigmoid Colon Cancer
I just found out that I have Colon Cancer in my sigmoid. The tumor was so large, I had to stay on soft food after the colonscopy and they got me into surgery right away. I had a Robotic assisted Sigmoidectemy and the tumor was fully removed and they did a colon ressection. After testing 22 lymph nodes they found 7 had cancer in them. The oncologist said this moves me to a Stage 3b and I will need to do chemotherapy. I am positive yet emoitional. I have great faith and strength in my heavenly father and I am a powerful positive person. I am actually a motivational speaker and am currently writing a book about overcoming as I have been athrough so much in my life. I told my publisher, I didn't need these chapter but perhaps I did. I have great empathy for all the rest of the things I have gone through inlife and now I will have empathy for cancer patients and survivors as well as their families.
I just had my surgery 11/1/2016 and jsut got home 11/5/2016. They said I healed very fast and was very strong to walk so fast and do so much after surgery. All the hospital staff said I was very brave and very strong. They knew I would beat this. I know I will too. However, that doesn't mean I am not human. I know I need a support group and to remain connected to others online and to my family via the phone and cards etc. I am a social person so this is not only essential for me, but quite healing and cathartic.
I have 5 small sutures where the robot assited and then they cut into my old c-sectiona dn sired up my tummy to remove the tumor. I feel like shark bitten or like I got shanked for my wallet, but I know I will heal. It all just takes time. All of November will be devoted to walking, eating right and healing. Maybe still into December.
At least the oncologist said he would like to allow me to have my holidays pleasant and we will meet to discuss treatment. Then I will know more but for now, all I know is he said I will have chemo starting Janurary and it will go approx 6 months.
I guess if anything I am trying to heal but it kinda seems futile. I am getting better to just be sick again. But then that will make me better again. It is hard to stay positive about that but I am fighting everyday to do so.
I beleive in being fabulous. That is my mantra #BeFabulous and I always say "When givent eh option of being fabulous, why would you choose anything else?" Now I am working to live up to that. I have a choice here. I choose fabulous. It is hard and some days I find myeslf crying over a cup or a song or literally nothing at all. But then, the moment is passed and I gather my strength and sut myself off and say "I am ok. I can do this. I got this!"
I am glad this site is here. Please join and lets allhelp eahc other through this.
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