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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): CT scan on October 18, 2012 showed two small spots on my lungs. The tumor in my back had no change. I saw my oncologist on October 23, 2012 and he was hopeful. He said that these "spots" were too small to biopsy and too small to be observed on a PET scan. So, all we can do is wait and see.

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    Celebration (Anniversary): Married 3 years. October 21, 2012.

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    Celebration (Remission): :-O
    No new lumps or bumps since I finished radiation in June 2012. It is October 2012.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Irinotecan, let me count the ways I hate thee
    The feeling of a blender churning my internal organs
    as the organs themselves convulse in firey spasms.
    Food is Pain.
    Sleep is Pain.
    Everyday becomes a bit more bearable.
    Then it's time for another dose!

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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): July 2011. A scan revealed a new tumor wrapped around my small intestine. I had to wait 8 weeks for surgery because I had been on avastin. Since the tumor was constricting my small intestine I was put on a liquid/puree diet.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Tumor removal from around small intestine.): September 2011. The tumor wrapped around my small intestine was removed. I was hesitant about the surgery since the recovery after the last surgery was so difficult. This incision was about half the size and the recovery was not as difficult.