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I had problems with double vision and depth perception on my eyes.  After an MRI they let me know I had a brain tumor.  It was considered inoperable and I was given 15% chance of surviving 1-2 additional years at best.  That was all 20 years ago in 1996.  God is good

To Hell and Back

The following is a journal based on my cancer status webpage.  We learned quickly that the number of folks that you share the news of being diagnosed with cancer multiplies the number of inquiries and updates that need to be repeated and responded to.  The webpage was designed for family, close friends and co-workers to access information, share information and make inquiries regarding my journey through my treatment for this nasty condition.

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DECISIONS....

HELLO

I'M 48 AND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH LOBULAR INVASIVE CARCINOMA IN SEPTENBER.  SINCE THEN I HAVE A DOUBLE MASECTOMY AND SKIN FLAP.  I FINISHED "RED DEVIL" AND WILL STRT ANOTHER 12 WEEK CHEMO NEXT WEEK.  AFTER THAT RADIATION.  I'M IN RECONSTRUCTION PHASE.  I DO SALINE FILL INS WEEKLY.  RECENTLY, MY PLASTICS MENTIONED DOING RECONSTRUCTUION TO PUT PERMANANT IMPLANTS IN B4 RADIATION..... SAYS IT WOULD B EASIER THAN TO WORK THRU SCARRED SKIN FROM RADITION.  I', SO CONFUSED AND WAS HOPING SOMEONE OUT THERE COULD GIVE ME SOME INSIGHT ON THIS. 

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING

WENDY

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why I am here

 I was diagnosed with colon rectal cancer in september of 2014. I was scared to death because my mother had passed away from breast cancer in 1976 and my brother had bladder cancer 8 years earlier and I know what hell he went through. I used to drive him to treatment so I had a good idea what I was in for. I was an idiot because I had symptoms 9 months prior to my diagnosis but was too stubborn to go to the Dr. Or just to scared because I knew it was bad.

Day 1

Here's to a new adventure.

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a song in your head

Every so often I repeat this as it may be helpful for newer patients. When good intentioned people tell you not to worry because any one of us could be hit by a bus and die today, ask them this. "When is the last time you worried about being hit by a bus?" After they say "Never", ask them if they have ever had a song stuck in their head that they couldn't get out. After they say "Yes", tell them, "That is what it is like living with cancer. Every day. All day."  They begin to get a better idea of what we endure.

 

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