Having now re-read some of the doctors notes and letters I now understand a little more. The cancer has grown through the bowel and affected some local lymph nodes. No other cancer can be seen in any scans, but until it is removed and examined it is not possible to say. I also have what is called an intussusception of the bowel, caused by the cancer, where the bowel kind of folds back on itself. It can be quite serious I believe, although the surgeon seemed quite excited about it as I think it’s quite rare in adults!
Thank you all for the comments you’ve made – it’s nice to know so many people are interested and concerned with what is happening to me at the moment. We continue to remain very positive and I’m looking forward to Tuesday.
I was never expecting to be called ‘inspirational’ but it’s a word that has come up so much. I am amazed and proud that I have managed to inspire a few people, and I hope to continue to do so.
Thanks once again.