"The small intestine is like a huge blind spot in the human anatomy. There really aren't any great ways to see inside it, and despite it's name it is quite big. The fact that I've had advanced cancer there is going to make any doctor uneasy, because there's not a great standard of care when it comes to surveillance, and small intestine cancer is quite deadly. So, we're taking the hands on approach and cutting my guts open any time we have a reason to. Yay me. "