Thanks for replies, I suppose I am reading to much into report but it just looks so grim....when recently retired, lots of traveling, really enjoying myself. It's a big fall. Hospital rang me midday today just to confirm bio details, address etc. Said they would write out appointment letter. I imagine like any place, Monday morning would be bit chockers with normal work and weekend referrals. So though a tad disappointed am somewhat reassured that there is a process that seems to be ticking over well. I mean scan Wednesday, result and referral Friday, and hospital contact Monday mid-day. I am hopeful that appointment letter contains a bit more info, location, who seeing, if staying how long, background reading, preparation stuff etc Never been in hospital before as outpatient or inpatient....but am a bit more relaxed now. Once again thank you all.
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This is the weekend am in a bit of turmoil. Have had longstanding bowel issues of many months, initially detected and treated as H Pylori. Anyhow things deteriorated over last month. Last Wednesday had CT Scan, Friday afternoon got results. Have a 13cm growth in anorectal region, thickening of bowel, multiple small lower abdominal lymph nodes (largest 7cm), Mass is so big is displacing prostrate gland and bladder. Multiple low densiy lesions on liver (largest 20mm). Nodular lesions on lung base (7mm). Lung and Liver referred to as Metastic. Dr has organised for me to have surgery? at hospital early next week and am waiting for hospital to get back to me Monday. All in all....to me it juts looks pretty grim all round. I worry that a 13cm mass means a bag, or is too big to operate and needs reduction/chemo whatever? I have no idea if I am going in for a day or two or ten days. I do not know if I am waiting for surgeon, or an oncologist, or a team, or will have a day prepped and then surgery? My family have all read the report and pretty much came to same conclusion, as in very serious, with no a good prognosis in short or even long term. I know I should/have to wait for next week but can anybody please give me an idea on what likely medcall course of action is. Not holding anyone to anything, but if someone can relate there experience with similar issue/size would be eternally grateful.
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