Finally! The news we have been waiting for! We got our pathology report back! They diagnosed me with stage 3 colon cancer, but my surgeon informed me that they were able to get all the cancer out of me. I will have to start a pretty aggressive chemo treatment as soon as I'm healed up from the surgery. Bring it!!!
While the doctor was in surgery he ended up having to remove 2/3 of my colon and then he removed a bunch of lymph nodes. He actually found a lymph node that didn't look good at all and while removing it he had to actually shave it from my pancreas. This lymph node was later categorized as pure cancer. The cancer had taken over the entire thing and it was no longer considered a lymph node.
I feel so lucky to have such great medical care on my side and I feel very confident in all that they are doing for me.
The pancreas problem ended up extending my stay until about the 5th :( BORING! I have not been feeling the best until today. I'm finally eating food! I wasn't sure how much longer I could stand to have sips of water and ice chips.
Tomorrow they will move me to solid foods and if I handle it ok they will let me go home on Thursday.
I'm super tired right now so that is all I'm going to add for tonight. If things sound weird just remember that I was on drugs when I typed this up ;)