5 OCT UPDATE- CAT Scan today, Results Monday

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I had the CAT scan today and, of course, being Friday, we won’t get results until Monday.  Fortunately we already have our appointment with the surgeon so we will be using our time wisely.  Had a serious problem with blood flow the past few days that was not only affecting my energy but had sunk my attitude.  Changed to a different med and rethought a couple things and today went very well.  SO many people have contacted me the past couple days and I am overwhelmed by the love from our friends & family.

27 SEP UPDATE- Polyps good, masses bad

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We just met with Dr. Al to go over the results from the colonoscopy. The 9 polyps (6 6mm, 2 3.5 mm, 1 3mm) were all benign.  The 2 masses (4cm & 10cm) are both malignant.  He is referring us to a colorectal surgeon, Dr. Az and from there we will connect with an oncologist to come up with the plan.  CAT scan scheduled for the 5th, Dr Az scheduled for the 8th.  Bloodwork all came back fin including white blood cells, which is a HUGE blessing given they are an indicator of the body fighting infection/cancer.

24 SEP UPDATE- 2 malignant tumors

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 Just had a colonoscopy where they removed 9 polyps  from my colon (not sure of their nature at this point) and there are 2 tumors in there- one the size of a medium Apple and one about the size of a golf ball, both currently thought to be malignant.  This means at a minimum I will need surgery and possibly chemo & radiation.  I am going in for a CAT scan soon to see if anything else needs addressed.