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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness)): Ok, so side effects from the Votrient. I picked one, but there are many. I don't want to complain because comared to AIM this is a piece of cake. I am tired, but not overly tired unless I exert myself too much. Then I am exhausted. I have mouth sores, tongue sores and my throat is raw. Those things are all connected. I also have hand/foot condition. My hands and feet are red and the skin is peeling off. They are a bit tender. Like I said though, this is a piece of cake compared to AIM and I get to keep my hair.

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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): OK, so I don't know that I would call this spread or that it metastasized. I have a few lung nodules that have been around since my first CT scan. They are very small and have changed at a very slow rate over the course of 2.5 years. One reached 13mm so we did a lung (needle) biopsy. It came back consistent with sarcoma but a less aggressive type than my original tumor. So now I am part of the Votrient team.

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    Celebration (Birthday): 12/7/2012 - OK, not my 'real' birthday, but we all get two of them now don't we?
    It's been two years since I had surgery to remove the tumor from my shoulder. So far so good. I don't have new scans until February. They are still watching some small lung nodules, but I am not going to be worried unless the doctor says to worry. So, for now I'm cancer free and hoping NED sticks around.

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    Hate Pink?

    October was Breast Cancer Awareness month. Friends have asked me if I resent the attention given to breast cancer, the pink ribbons and pink in general. I don’t. Leave  politics out. Just for a moment don’t question the amount of money that actually goes towards research for a cure. Cancer used to be a hush-hush topic and [...]