Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
just thought I would update everyone.
Mum saw the specialist on friday and while the tumour is larger than they originally thought, it is all contained to the bowel and the specialist is very confident that he can remove it all and that she can make a full recovery.
She starts radio therapy next week which will go for 5 weeks and then she has 6 weeks of chemo. Then she has the operation and after 6 weeks, she goes onto 3 months of chemo. Apparently they are finding that people who undergo both radio and chemo have a higher chance of complete recovery and less chance of it coming back. It will prob take about 12 months all up for the treatment to be over but it seems very positive at this stage :) I can breathe again! I don't think I've taken a full breathe for a week and a half now
Thanks guys for all your support and help :) hopefully everything will be A-OK :)
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