Saturday, March 21, 2009
After my gastroenterologist's appointment yesterday, I now know that they are also considering removing all of my colon and giving me an ileostomy, in addition to the stomach tumor removal (the outside of it is benign, but the center may be malignant). Also, there is a possibility of some surgery on the esophagus, since I have persistant GERD -- and maybe a few other tweaks of the digestive system. Part of me is saying that is a lot and part of me is saying get it over and done with!!! With all this they will most likely repair the hernia (again)!
So what will be left? Actually a fair amount of other organs plus enough of the digestive system that I can eat normally and will probably lose some weight. I am hoping that it is not too much!