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    Loss (Lost loved one): I mentioned earlier that my husband & I both were battling colon cancer and went through chemo together. My husband's cancer had matastized to his liver, but still did quite well at first. He and I both worked the whole time during our treatments, we even were able to drive ourselves to treatment. My husband was a football and track coach and taught megatronics in high school. On June 4, 2009 he passed away after a brave battle and a strong faith in God. He viewed his situation as a win win matter, he said, " if I stay here on earth I win and if I pass on I really win." He saw heaven as being his real home.

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      Rosa

      I am very sorry for your loss. Pray that you will be well and continue to fight for your life. Your husband seems to have been a very spiritual man. Be happy that he is happy in his real home.
      God bless you

      about 4 years ago
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    Celebration (Finished treatment): Jan. 2008 I completed my chemo and I thanked the Lord for bringing through the journey. The doctors, nurses, and staff at my oncology center were loving and wonderful people. Cancer is nothing I would wish on anyone or thumb my nose at, but my caregivers really helped me endure my treatment by being so loving and caring I really appreciated all they did for me and my husband. To celebrate being in remission I went to a Chrisette Michelle concert and had a great time!

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I had a number of drugs, avastin, oxiplatin, and some others I don't recall. I also wore an infusion pack and would go back on Thursdays to have it removed over the weekends and get the neulesta shots to keep my blood count up. I did not have any nausea thank goodness, but had occasional bouts with diarreha. Side effects I experienced was numbness and tingling fingers, toes, and feet. Certain foods I use to like I no longer could tolerate. Water tasted like metal and sweets tasted awful to me. I currently have discomfort wearing shoes, but it is alot better than it use to be. I also have problems with my balance and neuropathy.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Laparascopic colon surgery): The surgery was June 2007 and things went well, at first I was told I would probably be at the hospital a week to 10 days. However, things went really well I was up that Fri. night sitting in a chair and that Sun. I was up walking the halls. I was given only ice chips for about 3 days at first. The surgery was on a Thursday and I went home the following Tuesday. My port was inserted that August and started chemo and my treatment ended the first week of Jan. 2008.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): I first had a colonoscopy in 2004 and the doctor's office said they were going to refer me to a medical university and would contact me in 2 weeks. However, 2 weeks went by and I then contacted them and they said they still did not have an appt. for me. Time goes by and I became the caregiver for my grandmother who had dementia and brought her to live with me and my family. I get busy taking care of my gma and working I don't go back to the gastroenterologist. I go back to my primary doctor for a annual check up and he asks me about the outcome of my colonoscopy and I told him they never called me back with an appointment. My doctor in turn makes a call before I leave his office and schedule another appt. that same week, when I go in to see the doctor he asks me who did my colonoscopy I tell him he did. He excuses himself and later returns to tell me he will do another colonoscopy. When the procedure is done he then wants to send me to a surgeon and never tells me it's cancer. I have no faith or trust in this dr. and how they let me fall by the wayside and opt to go to another doctor out of our area.
    Also, mind you my husband had also been dx with colon cancer Nov. 2006, but by another doctor and I ended up going to the same surgeon he had and the gastro. I had would not even send my records over for me all I had was the photos and when they were compared you could see how much the growths had progressed in 3 yrs. I had the surgery June 2007, seven months after my husband was dx. I had a resection and that is when I learned I had stage 4 colon cancer. My husband and I both were going through chemo together.

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