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Almost scary to feel good again!

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lp1964
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Hi Everyone,

Yesterday I finished my radiation and Xeloda and I feel great. This treatment brought me incredible relief. Even a month ago I had bad pain, fever, night sweats, anxiety, discharge of blood, stool, mucus. Now nothing, but some minor skin irritation between my cheeks and tight muscles in my back. 

This is the time and situation that questions creap up in your mind like: why can't things stay like this? Why do I have to have more chemo and a major surgery just to have a chance on "permanent" health?

Well, I realize these are the wrong questions. I feel healthy, but I'm not. Not yet. So I have to keep going till I get there, but sure it feels good to feel good again.

Thanks for listening.

Laz

Marynb
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Joined: Aug 2012

I know exactly what you mean! Cancer is sneaky and I hate the way ot lurks in our bodies. Hang in there! I am glad you are feeling the relief! It is great to feel well again. Here's hoping you stay feeling well for a long, long time!

What is Xeloda? I had FU5 amd Mitomycin with radiation.

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lp1964
Posts: 839
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...the pill version of FU5. It's more convenient than the IV and they assured me that it is just as effective.

How have you been Mary?

Marynb
Posts: 1134
Joined: Aug 2012

I am great this week. I am on a visit to the west coast to see my daughter. Proof positive that they do grow up and love prevails! It is great to see her all grown up and starting a life of her own! Hang in there! Someday, you will look back at those teenage years and together, you will laugh! After all the tears, comes laughter! Believe that!

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