Surgery is Over
Have had ULAR (Ultra Low Anteriro Resection) at RPA and a successful operation to remove rectal bowel cancer and associated nodes etc. They also created a J-Pouch and I have a temporary Ileostomy bag. Doctors happy with the outcome as was T3N2M0 and now a T1N0M0. I was suppose to have another 5 months of chemo and then a reversal operation after that. Have to wait until see oncologist on that one as some talk of maybe no more chemo!!! Stoma nurses are great at teaching me how to change the bag and everything. Some adjustments to diet so I don't block the stoma and blow up like a balloon. All in all feel very positve about the future. Still just taking one day at a time and appreciate every moment.