Hi Friends -
A quick update:
So, background: UC for 35 years, minimal systems for the last decade. Odd cells started cropping up which led to every-6-month colonoscopies and some hormone tests to rule out certain cancers. All fine. In October my scoping showed an extreme stricture. Saw the surgeon for Step One of 2.
He removed the colon, etc and found cancer, which was found just under the surface of the colon and in 6 of 44 lymph nodes: Stage 3. Wow, am I glad I moved quickly on the "elective" surgery!
Anyway, so far CT scans have showed me clear, and I FINISHED
chemo as of this morning! I see the surgeon in 2 weeks to examine the J pouch and set a date for take-down! I'll also have an "end of chemo" scan in about
My general take is that the surgery has made life better, in terms of bathroom visits, but the chemo does wear on one. You all have been a wonderful support for years! Thanks. I hope you're well! Q, nssg, OH, iPoop Champ, and - brain fuzz kicks in and I know I need to shout out a to number more people, I appreciate you all!
Age 62. Diagnosed UP 1983, UC 1986
Step One surgery on 12/28/17.
Surgery: planned. The colon cancer they found: a surprise.
Prior meds: sulfasalizine, Asacol, Delzicol, Lialda,
6 MP, Humira, Metamucil
two hips replaced thanks to pred.
Bentyl as needed as of 8/31/17