Diagnosed at 48
Now, 8 months and two clean scans later, I'm cancer free.
After a week of stomach distress and doctor appointments, we finally made a trip to the ER. X-rays revealed a blocked colon and 5 liver lesions. Colon surgery resulted in the removal of 1 foot of the descending colon, a colostomy and a port. Diagnosis: Stage 4 colon cancer. Chemo started 2 weeks later. We received hundreds of cards, letters, prayers and meds. Our Church (Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Church) took care of all our needs. They were incredible. Nine months later the 5 liver lesions were reduced to one so chemo was stopped, the left lobe of the liver was removed and the colon reattached — almost good as new. Then 9 months later a spot was found on my lung and it was removed so I needed no more chemo. Now, 8 months and two clean scans later, I'm cancer free. A miracle. Praise the Lord.