No mop up chemo
So I am now 8 weeks on from my surgery. Due to a backlog and the Easter bank holiday the multi discipline meeting only happened on Monday. My McMillan nurse rang yesterday to tell me the date and time of my next meeting with the surgeon (19th, next Thursday). She also said things were good, in fact they were that good that I do not need any chemotherapy. I know I should be really relieved but I’m just concerned and confused. When I was first told I had bowel cancer I was told that because of my age (51) I would definitely have a course of chemo (tablets) to mop up and make sure everything was caught. Now this appears to have been withdrawn I’m worried that a couple of months down the line I will be told it’s come back. I would rather have the treatment than have that happen. Also, reading here on the forum it appears that most seem to know pre surgery what stage they are at, spread and lymph nodes involved. As yet I still have no idea despite having asked numerous times before and after surgery. Is this normal?
Apologies for the long rambling message but my head is all over the place. I appreciate any thoughts or advise you may have.
Love to you all xxx Lisa