I haven't posted for a while but I went for a routine colonoscopy 4 weeks ago & they discovered a very large ulcerated growth in my bowel! I was very surprised since my last one had been completely clear. Since then I've had blood tests and CT scan of my stomach & chest and have seen the consultant who is now going to operate next Friday, he will remove all of the right side of my bowel plus a little of the transverse colon and also Lymph nodes (growth is very close to my Liver) which will be sent for further testing and depending on the outcome of those results may mean I have to have further treatment of chemotherapy. He is going to join the small intestine to what is left of my bowel. Since this is major surgery it is going to take about 3 months to recover from the operation. I keep trying to remain positive but it is very hard when all the medical people keep indicating it may be of the nasty variety of growths. So it has been hard thinking about anything else for a few weeks but I have lost weight! Although I don't think this is quite the right way to do it!
If I don't get chance to get back to everyone I do hope everyone has a very happy holiday.