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    Other Care (CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)): Juicing -- primarily carrots -- (Gerson Therapy variation) and Cottage Cheese/Flaxseed emulsion for 2.5 months. Will do again.

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    Side Effects (Anemia (low red blood cell counts)): fatigue and severe anemia were the only warning signs that led to discovery of a colon tumour (far from the rectum).

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Anemia medicine): Took 300 units a day for 2.5 months before surgery to raise blood count so transfusion was not necessary and easier procedure. 2.5 more months after surgery as severe anemia resulted from surgery/ All good now.

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    Celebration (Birthday): Just turned 72

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    Decision Point (to accept chemo or not. leaning to not.): Focus on nutritional health and rebuilding muscle loss and overall fitness.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)): Fist size tumour removed Nov 28 via laparoscopic surgery. Physically healed by late December; anemia corrected by mid February; still battling fatigue and loss of muscle from last year or two.