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    Other Care (CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)): I had regular acupuncture treatments along as well as massage.

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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness)): All during my chemo I suffered from chronic fatigue as well as a deep bone ache. I also experience severe constipation to which I had to seek out a colonic specialist for relief. Some of the medicines made me very nauseous and caused my eyesight to blur so that I could not read or concentrate.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I endured a strong mixture of chemo drugs which were very harsh and made me very ill. I was unable to work during my treatments. I was lucky to have a strong support group who were with me during fusion days. My friends helped take my mind off the drugs and helped me focus on wellness and surviving.

    I also had a blog which I found very healing. I could post about my day and how I was feeling (both physical and mental). It helped to write it down and share with others.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Finding out I had CANCER was pure accidental. I was caught totally off-guard and was not expecting it at all. It had a huge impact to hear the words - YOU HAVE CANCER. I was so scared and felt so alone. The first several weeks were pure agony since I could not imagine what my treatment would be like.