Sandy Donnay

First post: Jul 5, 2021 Latest post: Aug 3, 2023
I had a CT scan for pelvic pain on April 1st. The scan found an area of inflammation on my right side. I had a negative pelvic ultrasound the following day. I was put on antibiotics for the inflammation. I had previously already scheduled a consultation for April 30th at MNGI for a routine colonoscopy and was inquiring about having them "fix" some other things during the colonoscopy.  I went to that appointment and explained my current situation of pain, and they suggested a colonoscopy be done next. I scheduled the colonoscopy for the beginning of June, which I had to reschedule due to one of the girls being exposed to a positive COVID classmate. So on June 18th I had my colonoscopy. As soon as I was awake, the doctor told me I had a cancerous tumor and that I needed to get a chest CT done yet that day to look for metastasis. Thankfully, the CT of my chest was clear. I had my first appointments at Mayo on July 1st and 2nd and additional imaging was done to stage the cancer. At this point, I am waiting for July 13th when I will meet with my oncologist, surgeon, and GI doctor. They will meet as a team and come up with a plan.