Hello I’m new on here
Hi all, I actually joined a few days ago and have seen so much love and support people give to each other on here so I thought I should introduce myself and share my story.
I am a 50 year old female, diagnosed with recto sigmoid cancer on December 15th 2017. After all the usual tests MRI scans and blood tests, it was confirmed that there was no metastic disease but MRI confirmed recto sigmoid cancer at 6cm extending posterirly involving presacal fascia and anterior, and adjacent lymph nodes.
When I had my sigmoidoscopy it was almost impassable, and consequently get very constipated, currently taking Movicol, terrified of getting a blockage and my planned surgery turns into emergency surgery.
My treatment plan is 6 weeks chemo radiation (capecitabine tablets) to hopefully reduce the size of the tumor. Once this is finished the plan is to operate.
I have one more appointment this week, for .per assessment chemo, then it all starts on the 24th January, so starting to feel very anxious and overwhelmed by all the literature I was given to read ?.
If anyone has gone through a similar treatment plan, I would be very grateful for any tips or advise.
I wish everyone fighting this horrid disease much love