New to the community
Hi all, I am a 35 year old guy and have just been diagnosed with an invasive carcinoma in the lower colon. I had been fearing the worst for a while but the confirmation still left me reeling. Although I am from the UK, and my family lives on the Welsh borders, I have been living and working in Vienna the past 3 years. Adding to my stress and sense of isolation therefore is the fact of living alone in a foreign city and engaging with a medical bureaucracy with which I am unfamiliar and often in a language that I barely speak! Fortunately, the medical care here is excellent and I have a solid support network. Nevertheless, I am still feeling lost and uncertain in wake of the news and wanted to join the community to find support and learn more. Thank you in advance and my warmest wishes go out to all fellow patients, relatives and friends.