Topic: Just diagnosed this month
I've been feeling not myself for the last six months or so -- nausea with every meal, back pain, fatigue. Went to the ER in July and was sent home with pain meds. The pain escalated, finally landing me back in the ER at the beginning of December thinking my gallbladder was infected. An ultrasound of my gallbladder revealed it was fine. The docs were ready to send me home with more pain meds when the radiologist took another look and said my liver didn't look right. I have a 6.5 cm tumor pushing out the side of my liver like a balloon. A biopsy revealed it was CC, and a PET scan did not show any other locations (yay!). I am scheduled for resection on Jan. 8 at University of Chicago, followed by chemo. I'm 43, with a husband and a 6-year-old son, and no family history of this type of cancer. My father has had colon cancer twice, and it killed both of his parents, so I've been diligent in getting my colonoscopies (have one coming up Tuesday). This CC snuck in and after reading so many grim prognoses, I am scared.