I live in Australia and have just started treatment for anal cancer. Because of out small population there is little online in the way of forums for anal cancer, so I hope you don't mind if I join your discussion. :-)
I had chemo last week- four days of 5FU and mitomycin injection via PICC line. I have had 5 out of 30 radiation treatments. The chemo made me a bit nauseous but got through. I am very anxious aboout the burns caused by radiation, especially when you have a chem nurse tell you not to worry about making an appointment for the last week when I have chem again as "you will probably be in hospital by then with burns". Great!
I also have had a colostomy because of the anal partial blockage so have to deal with that as well.
I have been reading posts on the site and have been cheered and informed by what people say,