Husband has been having a few….uh, let me put this as delicately as I can….gut issues lately. It’s been going on for quite a few months now. He’s had a bunch of blood tests and went for a colonoscopy a couple of weeks ago. (I can’t begin to describe how much he enjoyed the prep work for that!)
During the colonoscopy, the specialist found dozens of little polyps and one tumour in his intestines.
All the polyps and the tumour will need to come out. That’ll be happening this Friday. He’ll go in for surgery in the morning, stay overnight and come home the next day as long as nothing major goes wrong. He’ll need to take the following week off work but will be right as rain after that.
The tumour will go to a pathology office and be thoroughly examined. The initial biopsy (taken at the time of the colonoscopy) has revealed that it’s benign, but there is always a small doubt that a few cancer cells may be forming within the tumour. The specialist has been as reassuring as he can be, for which I am grateful.
So if you don’t hear from me for a week or so, then don’t worry – I’ll be back, just putting Husband at the top of the priorities list for the time being.
UPDATE: 5th April
Husband is back to being almost perfectly normal. Still a bit sore and uncomfortable but he’s not needing any painkillers anymore which is great. We still don’t have the pathology results back yet and with Easter looming, it’s unlikely we’ll get them before next week. But the surgery went smoothly, Husband is healing, and all looks like it will be okay.
UPDATE: 11th April
We met with the specialist for the final time today. He thinks there will be minimal scarring from the surgery and it will have no impact on Husband’s long-term health. The pathology results from the tumour confirm that it is entirely benign. It’s not cancer. It was just an abnormal growth. We had a little weep when we got back to the car. We’re both so relieved. Life can carry on as normal. I’ve never felt more lucky in my entire life.