Facing up to it
I have just had my diagnosis confirmed-I have rectal cancer, a 3.4cm tumour. I also have two, small, tumours on my liver, from the rectal tumour. I am due to see the oncologist on Monday and the plan is 3 months chemotherapy and then hopefully surgery. One to remove the rectal tumour and then a second on the liver. I am in a good frame of mind, physically fit and well supported by family, friends and work. I am just working my way through all the advice and support and what will work for me. I am trying to stop myself from over googling and searching the net and I find it really hard to face up to the idea that this could end my life. I have two daughters aged 11 and 17 and I have to survive this for them and for my wife. This forum might be a good place for me to get that support and maybe when I have processed all of this be helpful to others.