Just seen my Surgeon & still feel nothing!!
I still don't know, if I am in shock, denial or just numb from find out I have bowel cancer, it was found during bowel cancer screening, I have no other symptoms and feel the same physically as I did before the screening.
I saw my surgeon this week and went through my results and treatment plan. The tumour could not be seen on the CAT scan, so looks to be caught at a very early stage, which is probably the good news part of the bad news!
So the plan is to remove about 7 inchs of my bowel along with lymph nodes & blood vessels and a low chance of needing a stoma and at this stage and no plan for chemo.
At present I don't know how I feel about the whole thing! in one way lucky about it being found early, but thats about it. I look at my family and it has hit them hard, which I suppose makes me feel guilty, for causing this pain & now wondering if I am bottling my feelings up to try & ease things for others (Old habit this one) but I don't think I am doing it consciously.
One thing I am worried about is it hitting home hard after the op, in 2 weeks time.