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    Celebration (I celebrate everyday!): Every day is a celebration of life. I spend it with family and friends. I take nothing for granted and tell the ones I love that I love them every chance I get.

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    Side Effects (A LOT of different side effects!): Constipation, hot flashes, early menopause, dry mouth, joint pain, vaginal stenosis, hair loss in places other than my head, depression, fatigue, thinking problems, insomnia, mood changes, nausea, sexual side effects.

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      I also have a lot of hip, leg and back pain. I cannot sit, stand or lie down for very long.

      about 4 years ago
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    Radiation (Radiation and chemotherapy together): Chemo was OK but the radiation burns at the end of treatment were HORRIBLE! I do not think that I will ever have radiation again.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy and radiation combined): I took chemo pills, pain meds and anti anxiety meds. I did have to have two infusions. Day 1 and day 30. I also went through radiation at the same time.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery through the anus to remove tumor): I had several biopsies and procedures within 3 weeks time.

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    Oh No (Misdiagnosed): From May 2011 until Oct 31, 2011 I was in and out of ER, Urgent Care, and several doctors to hear I had hemorrhoids. I knew it was something more than that and finally on Oct 31 I had a colonoscopy that found a large growth. Less than 48 hours later they had me in to see the oncologist and was diagnosed with anal cancer.