Well, its been another while but that was due to internet problems. Now we are back on board.
I saw my surgeon last week and he had GOOD NEWS! The tumor has shrunk. Still need surgery but I had a really good result from the Radiation.
The Surgery is scheduled for November 6. It will be about 6 hours. The Doc will not know until he gets in there whether he can reconnect my colon or not. Therefore going into this, I do not know if I will end up with a permanent bag or not. As my surgeon says, The object here was first and foremost to get rid of the cancer. Everything else is secondary. So far, I have fared very well so the doctors say.