MaryD's Journey:

Survivor: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 11 years ago, Female, Age: 63, Stage II

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    • MaryD
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • MaryD
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    UGH!!! had chemotherapy every 21 days 5 hour infusion...severe reaction of nonstop vomitting always ended up in ER for treatment..then took pill form for 14 days, then a rest for 7 days...and start all over again....But hey I survived...Thats be to God!....the best thing is a big name pharmacutical company helped pay for my treatment....

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • MaryD
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Vomitting, hot flashes(severe), nausea, rash, enlarged heart, shortness of breath...and many more

    Side Effects

    It was horrible, but I got through it.....I didn't lose my heair, But I gained 50 pounds....

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    • MaryD
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Job

    Loss

    Lost job, my home, and some friends....and I got depressed from it. I made it through....I'm ALIVE

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    • MaryD
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    to live ... and be happy about it

    Decision Point

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