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    Celebration (Anniversary): September 2012 marks eight years since I was first diagnosed with cancer. I am healthier now that I ever was before, I am happier and enjoy life to its fullest! While I still have some minor side affects they remind me that I won and life is precious and not to be taken for granted. Every day is time for another celebration!

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    Celebration (Finished treatment): I felt now it would possible to recover and hopefully get on with my life. Completing treatments and surgery and ridding my body of the cancer was a tremendous goal for me and my family and allowed me to be hopeful that I could beat it!

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): I had surgery to remove the remaining tumor in my neck which cut nerves that cause difficulty in raising my left arm, along with stiffness in my neck and shoulders.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port)

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Not so much pain but was difficult as I had blood clots from the tubes which caused additional issues.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): I had many complications from this and Chemo, thrush in my mouth, burned skin, inability to eat and massive weight loss to name some!