June 5, 2020

I got the results of the biopsy today. The tumor is confirmed to be cancerous. The hospital is doing an additional test to confirm the colon cancer diagnosis. I’ll hear about that on Monday.

I’ve been pretty out of it today. I think it’s the sedative lingering in my system. I feel better with every passing hour.

I have so much to do but no energy to do it all. Pain all day. No energy…

The CT scan said no evidence of bowel obstruction but the sigmoidoscopy said “an infiltrative completely obstructing large mass”. I am having trouble in the bathroom. I need help.

I bought two nightgowns online today so I have something unrestrictive to wear in the event of surgery. I also looked at wigs. I don’t want a natural wig. I want a synthetic wig. I found one in a very pretty shade of pink and one in light blue. They are straight with bangs – Cleopatra style. I don’t know if I’ll look good in them but I like the look. They also have one in silver/grey (I wish it were pure silver). They’re $15 each so I can have fun. I also found some soft caps in case my head gets cold. What I don’t want is a cancer turban. Depressing.

Let’s see … what else have I been up to today? Rummaging through my closet and tossing things that, per Marie Kondo, “don’t bring me joy.”

Love, Molly2923

2 thoughts on “June 5, 2020

  1. Wait on the wigs. For most people, the chemo cocktails used in colon cancer make most people’s hair thin, but not completely fall out. My hair thinned, but never noticeably.
    Now it’s time to find both a good oncologist and a good surgeon. Depending on how far it has spread, you might not be a surgical candidate to remove all the cancer. When cancer is far spread, surgery is usually only done for blockages and quality of life, not for curative purposes. That’s because when it has spread, it’s a systemic problem and they prefer to use chemo. For now though, find good doctors and don’t be afraid to get second and even third opinions.

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