jmink's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 63, Stage IV

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    • jmink
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    How could this be, I had the colonoscopy at 50, I exercise , eat right, this can't be right

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    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The fatigue from the chemo kept me from working, since the treatment was so intense

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • jmink
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    One of the hardest side effects to control

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    • jmink
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    I ended up in a divorce which added to my struggle

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    • jmink
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Other Care

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • jmink
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    I decided right from the beginning I would not die, but live and stood on my faith. This is my second round of chemo, 3 more treatments left, and it will be 24 completed. I'm feeling pretty good except when the I get the treatment, then I'm fatigued for 3 days or so

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