Yesterday we learned that Mr. UT will need an operation to remove a large colon polyp.
We met with the surgeon, and she walked us through what needs to happen.
The polyp is large and close to the top of the colon, so it has to be removed by surgery.
This type is precancerous, and as she explained, it can hide cancer cells in it.
It will have to be biopsied when it is removed.
She will try to remove it with a scope, but chances are, it will have to be removed by cutting it out, as well as part of the colon.
The colon will then be reattached.
This of course can have side effects, including problems with bowel movements, and a possible chance of leakage where the colon is reattached.
I am nervous.
Mr. UT is nervous.
I have been through 11 operations.
Mr. UT has only been through one, his tonsils out when he was a little kid.
He will have to stay in hospital for about five days, and it takes about a month before he can go back to work.
The surgeon did not give us a, “Oh, I probably can get it with the scope.”
She wants to be careful because it is easy to poke a hole in the colon, and that is another reason she would cut it out.
Mr. UT gave me the go-ahead to write about this, which is pretty cool, since he is way more private than I am!
I wish he could have the operation soon, but it won’t be until early October.
So this just sits there, in the back on my mind.
I know the anxiety we feel is normal.
All we can do is trust that all will go well.
Wendy and Hubs