I got the pathology report on my stomach today, and mine came back with 4 foci of cancer. It’s considered stage 1 cancer. It reconfirms my (and our family) decision to pursue a prophylactic total gastrectomy.
Now, I know I will be around for my kids for a very long time. And I’d venture to guess, I’ll probably get the itch again to run another marathon ( or 2 or 3…). I also owe my friends a trip to Australia, as well as many other places I’d like to travel to. My recovery is just a minor slowdown in a great life to live.
Thanks to No Stomach For Cancer (nostomachforcancer.org) for sharing info and blogs from others like me leading up to this major surgery.
The physician’s assistant and dietician said I am recovering like a rockstar. Maybe all those crazy marathons I’ve run had more benefits than I even knew.