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    Decision Point (Chemo): My medical team kept me well informed. Making the decision for chemo was simple - improving the odds.

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    Celebration (Extended family trip to Europe): 14 months after diagnosis, surgeries, and treatments I took my wife and 2 girls to Italy and Portugal. This was an amazing trip and a great celebration of success.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): 13 months later I still have loss of feeling in feet. They often feel cold. My electric heat pad is wonderful. I am not sure if it is natural aging or A result of the chemo but I am certain my eye sight has suffered as well as my memory. Not bad though - I am alive! I found the chemo experience more difficult than surgery, I focused on short term successes and kept counting down after each session ... Only x treatments to go. This worked for me.

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      Juddmaster

      It has been about 15 months for me and I too have the numbness in my fingertips and pads of my feet, some memory loss and I use my wife's residing glasses now. Ha. I need to be cleared from treatments before I can go get my own glasses. Doctor said they can still be affected by treatments. It gives me a good laugh to look at myself in her glasses! Ha.

      almost 6 years ago
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      Christiana3

      I had numbness in feet also and started bilingual b12 supplement. it melts as a pill under your tongue and not only did it get rid of them numbness but I dont have it any longer. Feet do get cold, it seems from the inside but wearing two sock and slippers and heating pad and or blanket seem to help and it doesnt last all day. Good Luck and Big Hug.

      almost 6 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Ileostomy ): Had to have emergency surgery due to septic concerns/leakage after colon surgery and woke up with the illeostomy. After 9 months the procedure was successfully reversed.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)): Surgery successfully removed tumour but once they got in they found complications (had gone trough colon wall and attached to bowel) - made for a longer and more complicated surgery. Good thing I had a great surgeon. Although successful, there was a leakage internal and I had to go through an emergency surgery 6 days later. This resulted in an illeostomy which, 9 months later I was fortunate enough to be able to have a reversal surgery. I will never have a beach body again but I am able to enjoy life after pushing the barriers somewhat.

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      Juddmaster

      It sounds like you have been through a lot. Keep it up.
      I know some days are better than other for me. Just keep pushing on!

      almost 6 years ago
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