Reasons to be cheerful - Part 5
Well today is the two year anniversary of my high anterior resection (with temp ileostomy) after diagnosis in August 2016 followed by long course chemo radiation.
Still no evidence of disease, although waiting for my 2 year CT scan. No local recurrence confirmed in December.
I was terrified on diagnosis, completely catastrophised my outcome, I.e,. I thought I would be in a box before Christmas of that year.
My real low point was getting ileus after surgery, everything else I just dealt with because - well you have to, don’t you? I lost count of the people who told me I was brave - ha! Just rolling with the punches, not really brave IMHO.
But for anyone just diagnosed, and in the shock/horror/time is like treacle stage, there is hope.
The best advice I had was to take one step at a time and not to try to “eat the whole elephant at once” - it’s overwhelming if you try to do that.
So Kia kaha my friends, and thanks for all your support over the last two an a bit years. ❤️