Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I've spent the last week doing a lot of thinking. Finding out that I am going to have the "take down" surgery so soon took me by surprise. I knew life after the first surgery was just temporary and life after my take down is forever. But, now I'm ready. Sure there are going to be some ups and downs. The next year is going to be frustrating and probably embarrassing at times, but so what?! I get to live without cancer. And that is the point. I get to be a healthy young adult. This whole situation could have been a lot worse, and it normally is for people who don't realize that they have the FAP gene until it is too late. In all of my searching to learn more about FAP and colon cancer I have met a lot of people battling cancer and it has really opened my eyes to how lucky I am. What are the odds that after having blood in my stool for 7 years and after finally getting a doctor to listen to me, I would still get to escape with no chemo or radiation. So, I have no colon. So what.