Pelvic Exenteration - Rectal Cancer
Hello all and sorry im new to this forum.
I was diagnosed with stage 3b rectal cancer feb 2019 at St Marks Hospital. After suffering since Jun 2018 and various mis-diagnosis by GPs and junior doctors.
Chemo/radiation treatment began Apr 2018 which proved to be unsuccessful and did not shrink the tumor, infact made matters worse and pushed the tumor further down which evaded the prostrate.
Fast forward to July 14th i had to have advanced surgery, Pelvic Exenteration procedure which went on for 12hrs. Removal of colon, bladder and prostate.
Having spent close to 4 weeks in recovery came home this week and adjusting to home life again and slowly beginning to get my strength back eating small amounts. The wounds are still fresh and i still feel the nerve end playing up every now and then.
Anyone out there had similar surgery would love to hear your experiences and recovery stories.
Thank you for listening.