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    Side Effects (Eating problems (anorexia)): It is very difficult to w eat when you have several sores in your mouth, I had a bacterial infection from one of the meds I must take, white blood cell dropped below 41, constipation and diarrhea, this just to name a few.

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      Sorry you are having such a rough time. Have you tried that magic mouthwash stuff? I think you have to get a prescription. Do you like Ensure? I have at least one a day still although I'm done with chemo. I'm using this as an excuse to eat all the chocolate I want. Even though it tends to give me diarrhea. Just find something you can tolerate eating. I know a "healthy"diet is best. But the thought of eating fruits and vegetables sometimes nauseated me. One doctor also recommended the low residue diet, which I call the white diet. All white foods, just what we shouldn't eat. White bread, potatoes, rice. Just bland stuff. That's why I had to have chocolate. I think you should just find things you like and can tolerate to eat, rather than avoilding food. Oh, the nutritionist I saw about croaked explaining the white diet to me. Pretty funny.

      almost 6 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): When undergoing chemo it was very hard for me the first 4 months. there are so many changes in my body, it was very traumatic.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)): I was satisfied with the surgery, the doctor did microscopic surgery and he was able to reconnect my colon.

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      Hello Diamond 1959 I am a colon cancer surgery myself. Had my first surgery in 2009 had a ileostomy on my right side for 6 months. In 2010 had my reversal done and have been doing great. Go to the doctor every 6 months went for my colonoscopy and that was awesome no problems what so ever. My doctor that did my colonoscopy told me see you in 5 years. That made my day. How are you doing??? Take care!!! Cindy Burnett colon cancer survivor

      almost 6 years ago
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    Oh No (this is what i said when told I probably had cancer): This was a routine colon check up and during the procedure the doctor found the he could not get the scope by this growth. A specimen was then taken. after I was awake the doctor told me what he found and he also said to me that it was probably cancer.

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