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    Celebration (Remission): while my cancer is in remission at this time, I constantly live with the fear that it will come back and even more aggressive than before, so I am constantly checking and worrying. I have attempted to return to a normal life, but as we all know, once the cancer cell has attacked you, and especially the 2nd time in 4 yrs, you always stay on your guard, but try to live normal.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Colostomy ): after the surgery, and getting used to the colostomy bags, and having to have someone come and replace the holder made me feel very incapable of caring for myself, and then when we would go out in public, invariably the clip on the bag would come loose and I would spill the contents all over myself and the floor, being a very embarrassing situation. I then went to the disposable daily pouches, and then the holder started coming loose more often.

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      tugger

      I went thru six months of learning to get to wear I am. Irragation is the only way to go

      over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): while aggressively taking the chemo, I found myself both very weak and very disconnected with all those around me. All I wanted to do was sleep, my appetite was minimal, and my emotions were being wore on my shirt sleeve, thinking that this is the second time I have gone through this horrible disease, and will it just return in another couple of yrs?

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    Radiation (External radiation ): My surgery was scheduled the second time for Nov. of 2011 and when the Dr. did the initial surgery, he decided the tumors were too big to try to take out without going through aggressive radiation and chemo treatment. I underwent 29 days of aggressive radiation and was on chemo for 2 months aggressively, then off for a month prior to surgery, and after my surgery I went back on aggressive chemo for 6 months.