Mets to liver and thyroid.
Still receiving Chemo treatments.
Had Abdominoperineal Resection – had 13 inches of colon removed starting from anus.
Had Radiation Treatment to liver and anus.
Thought I had gall stones so did liver flush twice. Saw doctor in Jan 2011. Get the idea that doctor is poo-poohing me. Asked for Colonscopy, Doctor said I was too young.
6 months later, pain came back with vengeance and saw dr again. He ordered blood test, saw the results, and then referred me to Oncologist. Much too late.
LESSON: DEMAND FOR ONE.
Bleeding stools, sudden weight loss, along with colon cancer history from my dad. (Still alive due to caught at stage 1. He only had surgery – no chemos or radiation. 86 years young now)
Still taking chemo – suspect will continue taking chemo. Doing exercises to manage – (Boot camp 3x a week one hour sessions). Change in lifestyle eating – no more fried fast food, ate more vegetables, and juicing at least 3 times a week.
Get support wherever you can, do not FEAR to ask or seek for help – or demand for one if it comes to that.