Had Appendix out Sept.
2 weeks later called back in - found cancer on the outside 5ml spot - small.
Had a right hemi-colectomy in Nov to get lymph nodes out to determine if I had cancer in the body.
Found 2 ml spot of cancer in between the lymph nodes & bowl lining.
Lymph nodes all good.
Chemo followed for 6 mths.
All follow up appointments & tests followed etc.
Nov found shadows sitting on ovaries - Yes I am a woman
Janurary had a laparoscopy to determine if I just needed a total hysterectomy or if it was something else with my history.
So they discovered that the 5 ml cancer had already spored in the abdominal cavity ....
Next week April 2012 I go in for a peritonectomy ... eeek
10 hour operation with 3 weeks in hospital .
I have been swimming & walking to strengthen muscles.
Eating a high protein meal to help organs.
Not much else I can do now but play the waiting game .....
Best way for me to deal with this is to look forward to a long break with
Free service, bed, food (when allowed) & all the drugs needed.
The only thing the holiday brochure didn't mention, was all the pain associated with it along the way.
thing for me is that last month March 2012
I flew home to NZ to say goodbye to my baby sister as she was passing away with secondry cancer from a mastectomy 11 years ago when she was 35.
I have to deal with that after my opp.
She passed away 4 days after I got back to Brisbane.
I have to deal with my health first & that makes me feel selfish