Just starting out on this journey.
Hello everyone. My diagnosis was confirmed just this afternoon.
Since a routine blood test in January showed I was very anaemic I've been undergoing the usual investigations. As I'm Coeliac, I was hoping it might have been because I wasn't absorbing iron from my diet. First line of action was a CT Colonograph which showed 3cm "thickening" in caecum. This resulted in me being referred for a Colonoscopy to have closer look and take biopsy. This failed despite two attempts because my sigmoid colon was looped & fixed due to adhesions from previous hysterectomy. A second CT Colonograph yesterday confirmed findings of the first scan.
At DMT meeting, the consensus was that the lesion was suspicious and needed to be removed.
I spoke to the Consultant last week. He said he wanted to do a second Colonograph and if the findings corresponded to the findings of the first, he would to do a laparascopic right hemicolectomy. I had the second CT scan yesterday.
This afternoon I received a call from Singleton Hospital to attend for a pre-surgical consultation on Monday 12th. I also received a phone call from the Consultant's Secretary asking me to attend for a meeting with the Consultant next Thursday 15th.
He mentioned previously that I'd need an MRI scan as well but I've heard nothing about that yet. I hope I'll be given more information next Thursday.
In the meantime, I'm very grateful I found this forum. I've learned so much already. Thank you all.