Hi, a 20 year survivor of colon cancer. 15 cms of large intestine resection to small. Would I like to have had the colostomy? I sure would have. Those I know who have had colon cancer do have a better life style than I. Travel, dining out, and social activities are very difficult as I must eat at least two hours before I do anything.
I have also been told I have had cancer in other place 6 times, skin cancer 5 and prostate. For one of the skin cancer I had to fly from my home to Toronto to have MOHs Surgery. Luckily I have only had treatments once and that was prostate cancer. That too has caused problems. I am fortunate to have two cancer causing genes, the Lynch Syndrome and the Muir Torres. Then to add icing on the cake I now have heart issues.
Something different is going to happen in my life other than medical. It will be a moment where I will truly be jubilant for sure. If it is a huge financial gain others will be jubilant as well.