If anyone remembers my health issues I wanted to update. The last 4 weeks have been long and scary and full of change. We are moving to..somewhere. "Vacation" in MO for a few weeks for now with my dad whom i've been estranged for many years. We are in a motel right now, which isn't bc we chose to be here waiting to leave. A few weeks ago the BF broke it off and I was so weak to be able to go on.
I finally had the colonoscopy done 3.5 weeks ago. I was in the hospital for the few days before that as well. Quite literally dieing from whatever was going on. The colonoscopy revealed a mass in my low colon obstructing about 80% of the colon. It would completely close in a few months. The tests came back negative for cancer but it was never a choice for me to wait to have it removed. I had an MRI done to check out more about the mass (usually CT is done but they weren't to the point of wanting to expose me to radiation). Thats when the surgeon found out the mass could possibly be growing into my uterus. The hospital was to small to take on the extra load of a hysterectomy or of other surgery's to be done on the uterus and colon. The hospital flew me to portland for my surgery. We decided to do a CT scan to try and get more information about the mass.
Going into surgery I had to be prepared to loose about a foot of colon, many lymph nodes and then possibly....my entire uterus, baby and all.
In the end the mass WAS cancer but was negative through the lymph nodes for cancer which helped the odds of them getting it all through surgery. They were able to peel the tumor off my uterus but leave it completely intact and I lost slightly less colon that I had thought. The CT scan had showed some extra spots in my liver and upper chest area that could have been metastisized cancer; even though the biopsies had been negative, my CEA levels (a "cancer test" that's not reliable) were normal. Pretty much everything was ever normal on tests, I was borderline low in many minerals including iron but that was all. Even the day of surgery I still looked well, just "anorexicly thin". I had my first ever epidural for this surgery, which I found quite funny. I also have had the baby throughout. "He" is still here and I've had no problems, not a spot of blood. I have gained 10 lbs in a week and look like a 4th time mom but just busted up a little bit more. It has only been 2.5 weeks from surgery and I haven't had much down time. I've been worried and stressed through my hospital stay b/c my kids had to be in foster care b/c no one else would take them and we are in a hard spot of where to go now.