Friday, July 31, 2009

Day before surgery

This is the day before surgery. No food , clear liquids, including the prep drink,yuck.
I feel great one minute then nervous the next.
I have all the panels to the Lenox Afghan finished. Will spend the day sewing it together. Then I need to start sock 2 of the pattern I test knitted. Cannot show as the pattern is not public as yet.
Will take some dishcloth yarn with me to the hospital, maybe socks but will have to be a simple pattern, not sure how with it I will be.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I had pre-ops yesterday. Chest x-ray , EKG, and blood.
Last day of work today so I can get the house in order before surgery.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Surgery Date

I have a surgery date of Saturday, August 1.
I cannot wait. Trying to keep busy so my mind does not wander.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Need Surgery

Saw the surgeon today. I have Stage III colon cancer with no other organs involved, which is a good thing. He will remove 12 inches of colon , then 6 months of chemo. Surgery will be in the next week or two. All I can do is take it one day at a time.

I cannot stress the fact that everyone should get a colonoscopy.

Will post updates when I know

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Ok, this has been a bad week.
I went this past Monday, for a routine ( or so I though) colonoscopy because I turn 51 this year .
I came home from work yesterday to find both the Gastro doctor and my family doctor had called wanting me to get in touch as soon as possible. I called my family doctor first. He gave me the news.
I have colon cancer.
I have to go have a scan to see if its anywhere else before surgery to have it removed.
The doctor thinks its in its early stages. Hope, hope !!
First I cried , then I thought its there and all I can do is take it a day at a time.
Everyone should have a colonoscopy at 45. If you need one please follow through.