Feeling beyond anxious again
Hi, I’ve posted a few questions before but have found myself getting extremely worked up recently as it’s nearly the first scan for my husband after treatment , it’s so bad I’m actually coming out in hives!
Very quick background, my husband last year at 35 was diagnosed with stage 1 rectal cancer. Scans all seemed reassuring so he was offered TEMS surgery rather than major surgery. All seemed to go well and the margins where clear BUT it was poorly differentiated (always has to be a but).
Surgeon offered bigger surgery and we also spoke about radiotherapy but after long conversations and the possible side effects, he decided for surveillance instead. The surgeon said because of the grade 3 cells it was basically a 15% chance of spread through the lymph nodes but 85% it hadn’t.
His first scan is 20th August , he’s feeling tired all the time and now saying he’s sure it’s back (no bleeding or other symptoms he had before… he also has a broken wrist and is currently off work and doing nothing), I’ve worked myself up , back onto Doctor Google again and finding no good outcomes from poorly differentiated cells.
I decided to do the sensible thing and come on here to see if I can gain any advice before I loose my marbles all together