I wish my successful hemi-colectomy in 2012 and umbilical hernia repair in 2015 were the end of my colon cancer story…
No such luck.
Fast forward to the Spring of 2022 when an eyes to thighs PET scan performed in order to stage my prostate cancer and CLL revealed that I had a surprisingly large lesion on my liver that seemed to come out of nowhere.
Anyway, to make yet another long, traumatic story short, a subsequent liver biopsy revealed that I likely had metastatic colon cancer.
No kidding. Ten years after being declared cured.
But the perplexing thing, based on subsequent colonoscopies, EGDs, blood work, PET scans, and MRIs… is that there is absolutely no evidence of a primary GI tract cancer.
And so, the saga continues.
In summary, on this date (February 18, 2023) I continue to be treated for stage 4 prostate cancer, and stage 4 Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, and [probable] stage 4 colon cancer. I’m also continuing surveillance for Lynch Syndrome and Muir-Torre Syndrome and continue to have sebaceous adenomas and carcinomas excised.
All that said, I am still here (thanks to getting that “routine” colonoscopy at ager fifty)… doing my best not to waste a single heartbeat.