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    Procedure or Surgery (Removal of rectal tumor): Had surgery on 5-14-2013. Rectal tumor removed, ileostomy put in, and while the doc was in, removed appendix. Dr. said they got all of the tumor, 6/24 lymph nodes cancerous, will definately need chemo later. The chemo is what scares me.

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    I am going in for surgery on the 14th.

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      sam11506

      rectal tumor removal and (hopefully) temporary bag.

      almost 4 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      Great, on the way to recovery, good luck and let us know how you are.

      almost 4 years ago
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      sam11506

      Thank you, I'll keep everyone posted.

      almost 4 years ago
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    Radiation (External radiation ): The pre-surgery radiation was painless, quick treatment times, and only had a little rash for a while.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Got my chemo port in Friday. Still a little sore, but not as bad as I thought it would be. I also start chemo on Monday. I think this part scares me the most right now, maybe just the unknown of the side effects. Just gotta stay strong and take it one day at a time.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): I begin radiation on Monday. Dr. and therapists are all great which is making it alot easier to deal with. A huge relief that I can still play with and hold my kids. When I heard radiation, I thought I may not be able to be around them. Thank God that is not the case. They and my wife are my strength and inspirstion.