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    Other Care (Contracted C-Diff that was resistant to Vancomycin.): After several months of going on Vancomycin just to have the c-diff come back as soon as I stopped it, they decided to try a fecal transplant. It took two transplants to finally end dealing with c-diff. Total time dealing with this after treatment - 10 months.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): I thought radiation would be the easy part. I was more fatigued and had constant diarrhea during radiation.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Due to the length of treatment and the side effects, I was unable to work. I retired from my job (at 56).

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      Victory

      I had to retire also, and it was tough. I miss my job and the children I worked with but it was a good decision. My life seems busier than before, which is great as I live to stay busy with something! I hope you are doing well. I have your same diagnosis and am in chemo #129. God has been faithful in carrying me thru and He is truly sustaining me. I will pray for you now and put you in my list. God bless you!

      over 2 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy))

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    Decision Point (Where to have surgery.): I tried to get into Roswell, but due to insurance confusion and the tumor obstructing, I had to have surgery before I was accepted by Roswell. I asked the oncologist who he suggested and I was very happy with the surgeon and hospital.

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    Oh No (Misdiagnosed): I had pain in my right, lower abdomen. Went to urgent care, who sent me to ER for a CT Scan. In and out of ER for several weeks, then admitted to hospital for possible infection/appendix. After 5 CT Scans, still could not see 7 cm tumor and continued to be treated for infection. After a week in the hospital, they did a colonoscopy, which then revealed the tumor. Approximately 6 weeks of wondering. (My brother had passed away from colon cancer a couple years earlier and it was his surgeon who was following me in the hospital! Needless to say, I changed surgeons and hospital for surgery)

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      Teelee3

      Wow, that's crazy that 5 scans didn't show a 7 cm tumor. You've had quite a journey!
      We're about the same age. was diagnosed at 53 with stage 2a and then 2 years later it spread to my liver. I'm now 56.

      over 2 years ago