Long story short...my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer on January 12, 2012. He went in for a back ache and came out with two feet left of cancer and a death sentence. Okay, so we tried to be positive, he responded well chemo, heck during the chemo process he even GAINED weight (30 pounds). The only work he missed was while recovering from the surgery and one bout of bleeding (which they never found the cause of) and a few appointments. He started not responding to the chemo, so they were going to try siro-speres, but the tumors in the liver were to small (the cancer and metastasized into the liver bone and marrow). Well it turned out the marrow was either a fall positive or was taken care of by the chemo, the bone is probably an unhealed fracture, so the only problem left is the liver -- he still has three small tumors. So off we go to a specialist to have them removed. Then he'll have chemo for a couple of months to be on the safe side a few more scans every few months and then scans every few years for the rest of his life. Simple as that, right.....WRONG. Today he complains about the pain in his side, the same pain that started all this, he asks the doctor what the newest CT shows. After a bit the doctor finally understands he is asking about the colon. Then he sees it, the radiologist had marked two spots!!!! Now we don't know if it is cancer or what. The surgery was scheduled for Thursday. Monday he'll go in for a biopsy, we'll have the results on Tuesday or Wednesday. If it is cancer they'll discuss it. Now keep in mind the mark isn't the actual colon it is his abdomen. They may be able to remove it at the same time as his liver surgery, they may have to do more chemo before or after the surgery.... Or the unspoken it may be too late for anything. If it has gotten into his abdomen????
On our way in Richard told me I was going to be disappointed, I told him what I was expecting so I told him how was I going to be disappointed? He said I guess you have it right. Did he know it had metastasized to the abdomen? . I thought his pain was from being constipated or doing too much.
Today was supposed to be a good day, not the day I found out I was going to loose him.
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