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    Oh No (Now what?): I am now very confused and uncertain. I praise God every day for my success so far. Only three weeks out from surgery, I am confused. I feel a little lost after facing my treatment plan every day. Now I am done and I don't know how to feel. I need to get back to work, but jumping back in to a meaningless empty job I don't like seems so useless. I feel that given this second chance, I would like to do something positive but what. I don't want to spend any time worrying about cancer coming back, but that is hard. All in all, I feel like treatment ended abruptly and I was in no way prepared for the next step. I never expected to feel this way.

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    Celebration (Finished treatment): August 16, 2012 I was told margins were negative. Initial relief.

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    Procedure or Surgery: Went into surgery expecting complete scapula removal. Given the option to have a prosthetic scapula and decided against that option. Once surgery began, surgeons did not have to take the entire scapula. Physical appearance did not change with shirt on. Mobility is a work in progress. My particular surgery was a first so I just have to wait and see.

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    Radiation: 30 radiation appt. done at Md. Anderson in Houston 3 hours from home. Radiation was not that bad other than severe sun burn like symptoms. Only saw wife and kids on weekends and that was hard.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy: First two rounds done with 6 consecutive days in hospital followed by two weeks off. Very strong dosage. Checked results at Md. Anderson only to find tumor had grown a small amount but not spread. Next two rounds on a different type that was out patient. Same results. Chemo was halted and radiation was started.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Diagnosed in Jan 2012 with soft tissue sarcoma on left shoulder blade.