hello Jane , I was lucky to avoid surgery ,my treatment was six weeks radiation along with chemo , the radiation was the worst , with burns to my lower parts , I was told however if this did not work then surgery will be my only option, at the moment I am all clear , though I did have a biopsy last week ( as a precaution )
I hope your cancer is all clear now , I cant imagine what it is like to have a stoma , how are you coping with it ?
Im not sure about you but I do feel like this is a cancer that you just talk about , I've told all my friends I had bowel cancer....... a bit of a cop out but they dont need to know everything, but then it leaves no one to talk about it to , thank you for your response to my post , as i said I hope you are well thank you Julie
You are right some things best left out, very glad that you did not need surgery. With regard to the stoma it's something you have to live with not much you can do about it. It is amazing how one copes when faced with these things. I am not sure about being clear of cancer as I have not had follow up scans yet, will get them done in mid November so will know then. All the very best Julie
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