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    Side Effects (Pain): My tumors are growing despite chemo, and for the first time, the cancer is causing pain. The tumors are pressing on my femoral nerve, and I can no longer walk more than a 200 yards or so without severe, debilitating pain.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Recently started Folfiri, and my first 2 cycles have gone surprisingly smoothly. However, I'm not up to full dosage yet, and they haven't added the Avastin. Round 3 starts tomorrow.

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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): Spots in the lung; I'm no longer operable. I'm now in for long-term chemo. No polite words can express my feelings.

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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): We've now added a lymph node. More surgery soon.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): Surgery to remove the latest new met from my appendix cancer; went more easily than I could ever have anticipated, despite being open (laparatomy.) Recovery is going extremely well