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ysmiles
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Joined: Feb 2013

Hello Friends

I have never posted on this site before, but I have read posts from members and learned to be more at ease with my anal cancer diagnosis.  Like many of you, my doctor was treating me for hemorroids, although I had never had a hemorroid in my life, even during my pregnancies.  My doctor finally referred me to a gastronic/bariatic physician - who did one exam and determined my tumor.  After that, with insurance approvals, it took a few months to get the ball rolling with treatment.  Since I was at an early stage, my oncologist and radiologist used aggresive chemo and radiation treatments, which concluded in mid-January.   After 6 weeks of healing from the radiation burns, I am finally healing!  I met with my oncologist last week, and she was happy with my progress.  I met with my radiologist and he indicated the tumor was no longer there.  I met with my gastronic doctor today - the one hero who diagnosed me correctly the first time, and he said, other than some scar tissue, the tumor has been radiated!  I don't have to go back for 3 months!!!!!  I am elated beyond words.  I go back to work on April 1st, and with Gods' will, hopefully my energy will be restored - I can't wait to get my life back.  I just want to reassure any new visitors to this forum, that there is hope after diagnosis.  I have been very open and up front to anyone about my diagnosis and have never been embarrased to discuss this disease...there is no reason to be ashamed or embarrased in regards to anal cancer.  It happens.  Just get those colonoscopies, and if you ever feel "something is just not right"....complain and complain again to your doctor until they do something about it.  That's what I did...Prayers to those going through treatment, God be with you, have faith.  Prayer has been huge in my recovery.

 

Sincerely,  Ysmiles :)

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RoseC
Posts: 501
Joined: Jun 2011

Congratulations on finishing treatment. I hope your energy returns quickly. Take care of yourself, get plenty of rest, and keep up the proteins and liquids.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

eihtak
Posts: 809
Joined: Oct 2011

Thanks for posting and congratulations on your recovery! You are right on being persistent when you know that something is not right.

I'll bet it will feel good to get back to work and some missing parts of your "old" life again!

You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you continue to move forward in health.

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mp327
Posts: 2819
Joined: Jan 2010

Congratulations on completing your treatment and getting a good report from your 6 week exam!  That's great to hear--we love good news!  Keep moving forward in your recovery and please keep us posted on how things are going.  I wish you all the best!

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horsepad
Posts: 77
Joined: Apr 2012

I am a stage 4 survivor, 18 months since treatment ended.  I feel I am a miracle.  I had so many people, I didn't even know, praying for me.  I think just about everyone in my town was praying.  (OK that's an exageration but it felt like it).  Everyday I thank God for being beside me.  Best wishes to you.

Eliz3
Posts: 32
Joined: Feb 2013

Hi Horsepad,

That is great news, well done.

Do you mind if I ask what stage four involve?

ysmiles
Posts: 3
Joined: Feb 2013

My husband also has me on one ounce of wheatgrass per day and a vitamin/fiber smoothie!!!

Marynb
Posts: 1134
Joined: Aug 2012

Congratulations on your good news! What does the wheatgrass do? I am allergic to wheat, wondering if it is the same?

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