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    Radiation (External radiation ): Only two weeks in so far I started to get bouts of nausea throughout the day but its manageable. My skin on my belly is starting to darken in the treatment area. Friday was my first day I felt like all my energy was completely sucked out of me. Makes me worried about the five weeks left.

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    So I ended up having a recurrence. My oncologist was able to remove the tumor that was between my bladder and rectum. I will start radiation possibly on February 11th. I already did the simulation. Got my prison tattoos, those blue dots .lol
    Debating whether or not to work during radiation. I have a physical type of job.

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      MEB3

      Wishing you the best. BTW, I had a reoccurrence requiring daily radiation treatments and continued working. I scheduled my appointments late in the day and worked in the AM. I worked for me. Hang in there and take one day at a time. You'll get through this.

      3 months ago
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      yumolita

      I work for a big box store as part of the unload team. I just can not fathom having to work as hard as I do if I have any side effects, especially ones that cause you to run to the bathroom. I also care for my mom who is in the early stages of Dementia. So I am her companion, chauffeur, cook, and maid. Any energy I will have left during treatment will go to taking care of my mom.
      My employer is allowing me to take as much time as I need to. So money will be tight but I will still have a job to return to after this cancer episode.

      3 months ago
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      MEB3

      Sounds like your employer is very understanding about your situation. That's good. Best wishes.

      3 months ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): On 1-7-19 I had laparoscopy to biopsy tumor but my oncologist was able to remove scar tissue and reach the tumor between my bladder and rectum to remove it. That air they pump you up with is no joke. Painful for about a week and a half with the air traveling all over. Lower part of belly still sore inside after 3 weeks post op. I had some breathing issues with flank pain. My D-dimer was elevated but CT showed no blood clot in lungs.

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    Oh No (Cancer is back/Recurred ): After months of trying to confirm my reccurence with a fine needle biopsy which failed, then a PET scan, they finally did.

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