Mets to liver and thyroid.

Still receiving Chemo treatments.

Had Abdominoperineal Resection – had 13 inches of colon removed starting from anus.

Colostomy.

 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)

CURRENT SITUATION:

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.

ADVICE:

Get support wherever you can, do not FEAR to ask or seek for help – or demand for one if it comes to that.