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Konda's cancer journey
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This is my story. My journey through my life with stage iv colon cancer. I promise to be as open an honest with emotions and effects this has had one me. Feel free to come back and visit as often as you like. I promise to update this as long as I am able. My story began August 17th 2016. I went into the Er after a few days of stomach cramps that progressively got worse. And no bowel movement in a week. Upon getting there they took a ct scan of my abdomen. As we waited it took about an hour for results. A PA came in and bluntly told us ( my husband and i ) That I had colon cancer stage iv because they could also see lesions in my liver. Honestly I had a bad feeling this was what it was but not as bad as it was. My grandpa Red died of Colon cancer. Roger and I sat and cried for awhile as we called our parents. I was to have surgery on the 18th to remove my colon. On the 17th my life changed for good. My parents arrived at the hospital that evening. I had to call my sister and brothers. I made my mom do it. I could not. Ann my mother in law arrived the day of surgery. The night before surgery my son Roger III stayed with me. We talked of his life and promises of moving on with life together. It was night I will forever remember. So on the 18th I had a colon resection done that left me with a colostomy. My first major issue with this cancer. The Surgeon Dr. Cain left enough colon to reattach at a later date if approved. ( Not Yet) The oncologists that kept coming in kept saying I would be on palliative chemo the rest of my life. Sounded so bad but I still did not fully understand the meaning. So anyways I went home after 4 days of recovery. I was not to return to work. I was to start Chemo as soon as I got medical insurance. It took 2 months to get insurance. Medicaid would not approve me til my disability was approved. Those 2 months Were the scariest for me not knowing if i was going to die before I got any treatment. But I was lucky and all worked out. I think some of the scariest medical term are cancer related. My first day of Chemo I was scared!!! No lying there. I didnt know what to expect but that I was feeding my body poison to kill the cancer.