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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): Had surgery to remove all tissue and bone that touched the mass. They moved muscle to cover up the knee area. The calf muscle was disconnected from the back of the ankle and brought up and wrapped it around the front of the knee. The scar runs from above the ankle to about 6 inches above the knee. Unfortuneatly, the surgery was done right before 2 major hurricanes and the staples did not get taken out for 6 weeks due to the roads being impassible.

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    Other Care (Hospitalization): Was admitted to Cedar's Hospital in Miami due to counts being to low, dehydration and sores in mouth.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Second round of Ariamycin or Red Devil. This round was much worse than the first. Vomited fruit punch all over a nurse from chest to toes when she woke me up.

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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness)): I did a lot of sleeping between my rounds of femoral chemo. I also experienced low blood counts, confusion, depression, lost my hair, hot flashes, dry mouth, mouth sores and changes in taste. I also had to travel back and forth to Miami to have blood work done and it was really hard because it was hot and 50 miles one way.

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    Procedure or Surgery (femoral artery chemo administration): they went through the femoral artery to deliver chemo directly to the site. During the procedure the cathedure moved and some of the chemo leaked into my abdomen and solidified my fat. I now have a what we affectionatly call my turtle - it is a section of belly fat that is hard.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I had my first round of chemotherapy Adriamycin at Jackson Memorial.