In October of 2008, my then, 42 year old husband was diagnosed with stage II a/b colon cancer. He had been having rectal bleeding off and on for a few years. His doctor told him it was hemorrhoids without ever doing an exam, fecal occult test or other testing. I assumed his dr. had done an exam, I never questioned it. Men are funny about that part of their body and don't like to talk about it. After being together for 16 years we decided to finally marry in June 2008. I told him since he was now my husband he was getting a colonoscopy done whether or not he wanted it. I was not surprised the day of his test when they told me they found a mass and two other polyps. I had a gut feeling that morning that they would find something. I felt like I left my body and was in a haze when the dr. came in and told me. My first question was what was his prognosis. It was very hard going home that evening to prepare for my daughter's 14 birthday sleep over and act as if everything was fine. At present, after six months of chemotheraphy and a transverse cholectomy he is doing well. We had a big scare in August/September 2009 when a CT scan showed a spot on his liver and shadowing on his omentum. His PET scan and omentum biopsy came back negative and surgery to repair his incisional/umbilical hernia from the cholectomy was performed. It turns out his omentum was wrapped around his gallbladder which was removed. We suspect that was the shadowing on the CT scan.