Hi everybody, been processing my latest diagnosis, rectal adenocarcinoma. Mind-boggling to me to have cancer of something I no longer have.
I start Folfox chemo on the 14th and have my port installed that morning. They can't start off full speed because of my current condition. So it will be a gentle ramp up to full strength.
Not gonna lie, after everything I've been through the last couple of years, I really don't even want to do chemo or radiation if it comes to that point. I watched my mother battle breast cancer for 30 years before it finally took her at 56, my dad died of pancreatic cancer at 50. I've said for years I'd get it in some form at 53 and here we are.
My surgeon apparently thinks he has a future in comedy, he told me I've handled all the surgeries, biopsies, etc., etc., I handled very well. I actually laughed in his face at that one. Maybe he's thinking of a different patient because every time he's operated on me he's found something new and worse.
At least it explains the pain. Thanks for reading.