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Getting My Port Out Next Week!

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Chris Ptown
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Can't wait! This thing has been bothering me ever since it went in back in November. My doctor said that since I had a good DRE and that I understand that it might have to be put back in if the cancer comes back, I can have it out. Next Friday! Yay! How are all of you doing? I lost 30 pounds during my treatment and from stress too. I have gained 20 back unfortunately. I am trying to lose it again! Have a great weekend all!

rds711
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Chris, I am very happy for you. I know the treatment was harsh for you so its good to hear so much energy in your post. I hope it continues to get better and better!

Randy

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Chris Ptown
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Hope you are doing well Randy!!!

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z
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Hi Chris, Good for you in getting the port out. I'll bet you never have to have it again. I wish you well. Lori

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Chris Ptown
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You have always been so kind to me, thanks again!

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mp327
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Congrats on your upcoming "deportation!" I know how anxious you have been to get that thing out, so I'm glad it's going to happen soon. It sounds like you are doing well--I'm very happy to hear that! Take care and let us know how the procedure goes next Friday. I wish you all the best.

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Chris Ptown
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Thank you so much! Deportation, I love that! Your words of encouragement have helped me so much over the last few months! Thank you so much!

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mp327
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You are very dear to say such nice things, but everyone in this group was/is pulling for you. One thing I have found during this journey is that those of us that have been forced to join the anal cancer club form a strong alliance. We are all moving forward together. Kind of reminds me of the last episode of Mary Tyler Moore where they all hugged and moved together! That was a classic! Take care, friend!

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Chris Ptown
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I loved Mary Tyler Moore and your reference to her last episode. Wonderful! Hugs!

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sandysp
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Congratulations on your deporture! Where they took mine out is now nicely healed. I think it's a good sign that you put the 20 pounds back on. Sounds like you have a good appetite! Just take it easy on yourself. I have found recovery from the treatment isn't exactly like every single day gets better. It's gradual and some days aren't as good as the day before, but you are over the worst of it for sure. Aren't we lucky to have been diagnosed with a treatable cancer? I hope you like me, find yourself overall much better than before your diagnosis.
All the best,
Sandy

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Chris Ptown
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Sandy thank you so much! Hugs!

Boobits
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Joined: Oct 2011

Hey Chris, how are you doing? Wasn't this past week when you had the much-hated port taken out? If so, you must be very relieved to be rid of it.

Sill have mine. It has never bothered me a bit (well, sometimes my bra strap is in the way), so I'll keep it for a while.

Hope you are doing well.

Renate

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Chris Ptown
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Hey there! yes i got the port out last week and am so happy! it bothered me so much i was always touching it and could feel it if that makes sense... everything seems to be ok except i do sometimes hear a crack when i sit on the toilet seat...i keep wondering if the radiation did a number on my bones and if that is them cracking?

shirlann54
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Joined: Aug 2011

Congrats on getting your port taken out .I,m so glad your doing good .I lost 25 pounds with my treatments.And i put 20 back on.I have been walking .Every morning i take my dog reesee for a walk .I'm 14 mo out of treatments my legs hurt me a lot my Dr said its from the treatments.The walking is really helping me.Injoy you spring and summer. Shirley

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Chris Ptown
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thanks so much Shirley... yeah i am trying to walk and trying to get some more blubber off...as i was just saying to renate sometimes when i sit on the john or toilet seat i hear a cracking noise...i keep thinking the radiation did a number on my bones in my butt! you ever have or hear that?

shirlann54
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No i have'nt but i have a hard time getting up if i set for a long time.Our car sets low i have a hard time getting in and out of it. The radiation did a number on me too.I get so stif in my lower back and my hips and my right leg . The walking is helping ,now i need to lose about 10 pounds.lol Shirley

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