Re: Husband was just Diagnosed.
Miracles happen every day. On January 9th of this year, my husband was also diagnosed with colon cancer. He too attempted to have a colonoscopy done, and the dr came right back out and spoke with me. Tom had such a blockage the colonoscopy could not even be done. The Dr. then refered us on to a surgeon and on January 19th, they removed a malignant tumor the size of an eggplant from my husbands lower colon. The surrounding lymph nodes, liver, bladder, fat, tissue, were all tested for cancer. By the miracle of God, everything came back clear, the cancer had not metastacised to any other part of my husbands body. But to assure the cancer was gone, Tom had 6 months of chemo, and also had to endure a colostomy bag for 9 long months. On September 9th, he underwent what was to be a simple 2-3 hour reconnect of the colon to the rectum, and Tom would be good as new. NOT....the surgery lasted well into the night, and 6 long hours later Dr. came out to tell us that due to scar tissue, it took much longer to find the rectum stub to reconnect, and to protect Tom from a leakage problem, he now has an ileopsomy for 3 months. But we are cancer free, and we can live with the bag, I just want my husband to live.
He is the rock, remained positive from day one, nothing was going to stop him or get him down, and that is how we made it through everything. We are counting the days for him to just be "normal" again, whatever that may be.
By the time you read this, he should be through surgery and on his way to recouperating....I wish you the very best and good luck! Please keep us posted on his progress...