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Kenny H.
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Finally ran across this site & really enjoy reading all the info so HAD to join.

Im 51, diagnosed with stage 3b rectal C. in May of this yr. Underwent 28rds of Radiation treatments along with Xeloda.PET scan showed spread to 2 LN, liver ok. Have me going back Aug 31st to look and set up for surgery Sept 15th if it has not shrank enough. Cant wait to move on.

SueRelays
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Joined: Dec 2009

Hi Kenny
Glad you found us, but sorry at the same time. You will also find some rectal discussions on the colorectal boards. Have you checked that out as well? I have several friends there too :)!!
LN....lung??? How are you feeling ???

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Kenny H.
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No havent, will check the colorectal board. LN= Lymph Node....Thanks, I feel ok cept soreness with bowel movements.

SueRelays
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Yeah...arent' those a treat??? Lymph node...should have been able to figure that one out LOL!!! Well my lymph nodes were clear, but not my liver.
You're basically finished with treatment then right? Just waiting for the scan?

Where ya surf fishin at??

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Kenny H.
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Ya treatment all done, gonna get scoped next & hopefully it shrank enough (have heard if small enough can remove without surgery dunno)

Surf fishing down here in S. Texas (Padre island) Live in Corpus Christi.

SueRelays
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NICE! I'm in Oregon! Once again welcome, and keep us posted!

lemonade
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Joined: Feb 2010

Hi Kenny -

I used to live in Corpus. I was diagnosed with 3B as well. I'm curious if I might know you. I worked for Jack English about 15 years ago. My name is Barbara H. I live in Houston now. Farrah Fawcett was from Corpus too. Maybe it's from all of the refineries around there.

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Kenny H.
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Sorry name doesnt ring a bell. Lots of people getting it here, who knows on the refineries.

sissy310
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Joined: May 2010

Oh boy, if it is from all the refineries out there, then my working at a refinery for 13 years here in Minnesota might not have been such a great job! I just wonder how many cancers come out of refinery workers? The crude and chemicals used are highly toxic. Interesting comment lemonade.

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mp327
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I'm sorry you have a reason to search out this site, but am glad you have found us. As Sue mentioned, you may find additional info and support on the colorectal board. However, we'll tell you what we can! Please let us know what August 31st. brings for you. Here's hoping that the tumor is wasting away and no surgery will be needed. Best wishes.

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pjjenkins
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Joined: Mar 2009

Welcome but as stated before, sorry you need to be here. We are a lively crew!

I love your profile pic! My dad (5 years RIP now) spent many summers on Padre Island though I don't think he caught more than a few fish all that time. He really loved it.

I hope your next scan shows disappeared tumor or at least shrunk enough to only require a watch status.

We are all rooting for you!!

Priscilla

sissy310
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Joined: May 2010

Hello Kenny - welcome to the site and sorry you also have to be here but as a newbee myself I can assure you that this forum and group of loving caring individuals is the best place to be to ask questions, vent, and be directed if unsure. Please let us know how you are doing and what happens the end of August. Marilyne

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