I hate that we are having more of these days than the good ones. We received the results back from out PET scan. We have a non-regional lymph node, (external iliac) that is lite up. Its either from the colorectal tumor or lymphoma as she has sign of that cancer also. I'm sure we will get another biopsy. We do have enlarged perirectal nodes that are not hypermetabolic but concerning and a soft tissue issue in the presacral region, although she does have a fractured tailbone. Its a good old stage 3 A possible 3 B. We were praying for good news for once, but we are not seeing any thing fall our way. We are going to a new oncologist on Friday and are hopeful we can beging treatments soon. I really wanted to share good news for once, but maybe next time.
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Just curious how to share here, do I place things in the bio section or a seperate post. My wife was diagnosed with colorectal cancer on 3/3/2017 and things are moving so fast and yet they are so slow. It sucks being on the sidelines. We are still getting results in from test and biopsies. We go in tomorrow for a large biopsy of the tumor and of the uterus and have a port placed. I'm so worried and scared.
I wish your wife all the very best.
The early part is the toughest. As this shakes out, you will see more clearly what the path forward is. We were scared sh@tless as well, and read all the blogs, which made tuning in even more depressing. But then we settled into a routine and got some good news along with the bad. You will write your own story, but the people on this site will share their own experiences and help you dry your tears so you can support your wife in the best way possible. And you will make it through this.
I am finding out there are good days and hellish days. Days I wish we could speed up and get to treatment and days I wish we could take a break figure it out and precede, I guess the the Engineer in me.
It looks as though your wife and I are in very similar situations. I found out I have S3 rectal cancer and a 12cm tumor 6 weeks ago after a colonoscopy. I was properly diagnosed on 3/8/17 and have been in the same whirlwind of chaos since. I thought I'd reach out because we're both new, this is the first real outreach I've done, I really like the feel of this site. Hearing stay strong all the time is hard. Just being there for your family and staying above water is strong, remember that. My husband is struggling too, but he's somewhere making it work everyday so far, and that itself shows incredible strength to me. I hope the very best for your wife, I am right there with her. I look forward to updates and thoughts we can exchange in the name of getting better and feeling better.
Just keep posting, asking questions. It looks like you've got a couple supporters, and I just clicked to support you, however, I have a different cancer. You can also look at the default in the member location, to find same cancer, click to support them, and or just write them directly if you find questions in their stories.