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    Radiation (Internal radiation (Brachytherapy)): I had to lie there, motionless, for roughly 40 hours, two separate times. The first time, I threw up all over myself in the middle of the night, and couldn't move while the nurses tried to clean me up. Awful. But, I also got to use one of the days as a day of prayer--collected prayer requests from everyone I could. That was a great experience.

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      Lirasgirl33

      Yes, Brachytherapy was not the best experience for me either. I'm just glad to be past it. I love how you look at the good things that came out of it. :) After every storm comes a ray of sunshine, if we choose to see it. Wishing you all the best. Hugs.

      about 4 years ago
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    Radiation (External radiation ): I was never in physical pain from the radiation, but SO TIRED. I had it every day for five weeks, and could barely make it up the stairs to my third floor apartment, by the end of the second week.

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    I had a really similar experience. I got the call right before I left for work.

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    Celebration (Remission): I am celebrating the success of this last surgery, and my forever-remission, in advance. Because I can. Because why not? This all sucks too much to not be happy when you can.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Long-term catheter): I haven't had this surgery yet. It is scheduled for a month. I am not happy about it. The idea of having a stoma, and having to catheterize myself several times a day frankly sucks. But I believe that God still has good for my life, and I can live that out regardless of what is happening to my body. Can I get an amen?

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      Lirasgirl33

      Amen to that! We do what we have to do. Wishing you all the best. Sending hugs your way.

      about 4 years ago
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    Oh No (Cancer is back/Recurred ): I went up to Mayo for a second opinion, expecting to get a clean bill of health. Instead, they told me I had two new and aggressively growing tumors. It turns out they were wrong, the red on the PET was caused by other things, but they did find out that my left kidney had died. Womp womp.