kimreid45's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Survivor: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 55, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage III

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    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was diagnosed Labor day 2010, I was in full on panic mode when they told me I had cancer

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    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    When I woke up after surgery in intensive care, the first words to cross my mind were Thank you God, I woke up

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I thank God and the doc and nurses who took care of me, I was so glad I had minimal side effects. I kept my hair, and I was not sick I did loose my eyebrows and eyelashes and did have the runs, but hey it was not as bad as I expected

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    July 4th 2011. celebrated last day of treatment! It was so nice of my town to have a fireworks display for me lol

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