Just a little update and a word of thanks for those who prayed for me as I was facing major surgery last week. I've been home now since Thursday morning, and gradually feeling stronger. The surgeon was quite happy about the surgery. I have a very long abdominal incision and he was forced to do an ileostomy, which is a temporary pulling to the surface of the intestine so that waste can bypass the rectum as it recovers. I was hoping this would not be necessary, but at least I did not have to have a colostomy. It's taken some time to get used to this pouch and the appearance of intestine on my stomach caused me many tears, but with God's help, I shall make it through this trial. The pathology of the tumour is being studied presently, and when it is determined, a second course of chemo will be decided upon.