Life just threw me a curve ball!
Hi everyone! After turning 40 at the beginning of June, I didn’t think that being diagnosed with bowel cancer would be something that I would have to deal with. Still, it happened on Tuesday this week. I went for a sigmoidoscopy to investigate some minor bleeding over the past few months. I have had no weight loss, no pain (other than a constant ache over my coccyx since flying to NZ in Feb), only intermittent changes in bowel habits. My doctor said it was more than likely a polyp because I was way below the expected age to see bowel cancer. Turns out he was wrong...
I’m off for my CT scan tomorrow and my MRI next Friday and then hopefully they will have all the results through for the MDT meeting following Monday. It’s been a bit of a blur but at the moment I’m feeling ok...quite upbeat considering. I’m worried about my Mum and how she is handling the news and I’ve told her to join the relatives forum on here to see if the folk there can help her come to terms a little bit.
The first big scary thing for me is to get my cancer staged. I’m terrified that it will have spread. But then I think to myself that surely it can’t have, I feel so well overall! I guess we’ll have to wait and see 😬