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Granny55
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Hi everyone hope you all are feeling good well i will be meeting my cancer doctor today and see what she says fri i get my CT scan i got me a folder to put all my info in from all of this so that the doctor can ask for things and all i have to do is pull it out for her my son is still worried that he is going to lose me i told him that this will be cured he is afraid the treatments are not going to work i told him they will work and if he wants to be neg then he need to stay away from me he feels that i wont beable to handle it but i know i will i have to besides mine was found early so its in my favor well anyway i hope all you well.

Love, live. Laugh,
Mary

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mp327
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I hope your appt. goes well today and that the CT scan on Friday will show the best possible results for you--a small, localized tumor. Your son is scared, that is understandable. I have not been in the position of being a family member of someone with cancer, so I don't know how that feels. I only know it from the patient's perspective. All you can do is keep reassuring him that this is all going to turn out okay--and it will!

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RoseC
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Hope all goes well with your doctor's visit and catscan. Keep us informed!

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z
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Hi Mary, I hope you get all the information you need to proceed forward, and know that this is a curable cancer. Like you said, if your son is going to be negative that isn't helpful, and he should stay away, until he researches and knows that anal cancer is curable, and how curable it is. We will be positive for you, as we are anal cancer survivors and living proof that its curable. I wish you well. Lori

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Lorikat
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My son and I usually have coffee one morning a week at the neighborhood cafe while his family sleeps in and my husband is at the gym. After I told him I have cancer I did not really hear from him for two weeks. I talked to my daughter-in-law and she talked to my son and he was scared just like your son and I guess he thought if he ignored the elephant in the room it would go away. Just a different way of handling things maybe?

I called him and we met and talked and I explained I needed him to be his normal smart alleck self...not as a care giver and certainly NOT to walk around groaning and wringing his hands........and then asked him what he thought about me getting a dirt bike ..... He laughed and said he guessed I would be alright after all, but how about a sports car instead?

I too need only positive people around me. This is scary. For us. For our families. I come here now for a good dose of positive and Mary, some of that has come from you. So, thank you, Lorie

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Granny55
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well i saw my doctor and she is so very nice and upbeat person and talks with you not at you she told me that she would rather have me have the CT of the chest/Abd/pelvis and a PET/CT for staging so I called and told them that my doctor wants it done at the hosp instead they are very very nice about everything so mon is the CT of the chest and tues is the pet/ct and weds i get the port put in she told me that my treatment will be 5 to 7 weeks and that i am a stage2 0n om till scrans are done the Chemo i will have done at home for 5 days a nurse will come to my house and set it up and then come everyday to do her thing lol she told me Chemo at the 1st 5 days and then again at the end of treatment thats not to bad inbetween Radio she wants me to have a pap smear done now before treatment which is ok i'm due next month anyway LOL! plus they took blood it seem like they are moving so fast which is good but it makes your head spin! well i will let ya all know how things are going be good to your selfs,

Love,Live, and Laugh
Mary

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mp327
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It seems like your doctor is getting right on top of this and you are moving quickly toward the beginning of treatment--I think that is a very good thing! It took me 6 weeks to get from diagnosis to day 1 of treatment and that wait nearly killed me! I know it's all overwhelming right now, but once you begin treatment, your life will have a routine again--perhaps not what any of us would like, but for 5 to 7 weeks, you'll be going to treatment every day. That gave me a reason to get up every day, eat and take a shower! Best wishes to you and please let us know how everything goes next week.

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z
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Hello Mary, It sounds like a whirl wind, and I know it feels like one, as I went through the same thing. I was a T2NOMO, and had the pet/ct and began tx same day. Everything gets moving so fast, but like Martha having to wait 6 weeks to start would be very difficult, and I was fortunate not have to wait long once dx. I wish you well and keep us posted. Lori

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