My Left Out ‘C’
By now, the majority of people have some idea of what Crohn’s, Celiac, and Colon Cancer entails. However, I’ve noticed that even though www.livingwithpsc.org and other PSC websites have copious amounts of users, it’s not all that talked about. It got me to thinking about my own situation. I have had Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis as long as I’ve had my Crohn’s (and evidently the Celiac) but it’s never been a major concern. All my other C’s have given me so much trouble that I never really worried about the PSC.
I know that my entire colon was eaten alive with the Crohn’s. Ultimately resulting in the Colon Cancer. I know that the cancer was stage II and surgery was my only option according to my doctors at Chapel Hill. I know that the Celiac has wreaked havoc on my small intestine due to not being diagnosed early on. I, however, do not know the status of my liver. I know that a couple of hospital stays ago my liver was giving me fits but I never was told how bad it is. As far as I know, I’ve never had a biopsy done on my liver. It all seems rather odd to me that I don’t know this information.
Unfortunately, I don’t see me finding out in the near future either. That whole not having insurance thing again. I guess I’m going with the wait and see game with my liver and hope that the next hospital stay isn’t as long as the last one. Best believe I’ll be getting my answers then!
**Listening to Maroon 5**