On Thursday, Mike had his first colonoscopy post surgery. What a different experience from the first time he had this procedure!
About 30 minutes after being taken in for the procedure, he was brought back to the recovery room where I was waiting. Nurses made eye contact with me, told me he did just fine, said he could have something to eat after he woke up and didn't close the curtains and shut the door when they left. That was all it took to tell me that the doc didn't find anything. Once Dr Dachman came in to talk to us he affirmed that the scope was clear. He did take some tissue from the reattachment site to be biopsied, but that is just a standard procedure and he doesn't anticipate anything but a negative result for that. He also said Mike doesn't need another colonoscopy until next December.
Later in the day the genetic counselor called and told us not to hold our breath for results from Mayo. Things are moving slow and with Christmas coming it will be after the first of the year before we know anything more than we do now. Not sure what it means that things are moving slow, but at this point I don't really care.
All that really matters right now is that Mike is still cancer free.