Summarising present position

24 Oct

The surgeon performed a digital (finger, not computerised) inspection of my rectum and found the tumour has not totally disppeared but is reduced and hardened up, ready for excision.

The surgeon will examine the CT scan of the liver taken in Christchurch on 24 September to confirm the state of the liver. He will also obtain a chest x-ray to ensure there are no other metastases lurking anywhere else.

Provided all the x-rays and scans show no abnormalities, he will operate on the rectum in the hope of leaving my body cancer-free by December. The operation is scheduled for the last week of November.

He expects recovery from the operation to be slow as though radiation therapy may be good at shrinking tumours, it also impedes the healing processes within the body. He has told me this knowing that I like to be leaping out of bed a few days after surgical procedures!

Will keep you posted.


Posted by on 24 October, 2009 in Medical, Personal


3 Responses to Summarising present position

  1. Pat and Tony Anderson

    26 October, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Hi Doug and Bronwen, Will be keeping you both in our Prayers Love Pat and Tony

  2. Lionel

    29 October, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Hi Doug
    Sounds good so far. We continue to pray for completion of healing. God bless.

  3. Leslie Lim

    29 October, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Our prayers are with you, Doug and Bronwen

    Faith is not merely your holding on to God. It is God holding on to you. He will not let you go. – E. Stanley Jones

    Keep in touch. Who knows I may visit you you know … ha ha ha …much love for us, Les n Linda


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