My brother got his pathology report back, and he had 23 foci of adenocarcinoma (I had 4 foci). Since he’s older, this is exactly what you’d expect. Even though I knew his results would be like that, I still find this whole thing a bit crazy. You have the CDH1 mutation, go through this crazy surgery to remove your entire stomach and then the surgeon assured us no one with our mutation came back without something in their path reports. Pretty wild science. Our ticking time bomb stomachs are now our past.
I am continuing to do really well with my eating and my weight. I’m holding onto my recent weight gain and being able to get back to running regularly. I’m feeling strong enough regularly to be motivated to train. I’m keeping up my energy and now that my portion size is so nice, I’m much better able to stay hydrated. I’m able to drink my protein shake as well in between meals again without feeling like they’re so harsh on my gut.
For breakfast, my current favorite is a mini bagel with a poached egg, shredded cheese and some butter. Tastes so delicious. And it doesn’t seem to take me too long to eat it either…though I’ve adapted so well to eating slowly that I just might not realize that my “quick” is not very fast.
Hooray for being stomachless and cancer free!