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The beginning - Thanksgiving Weekend 2015

I am gong to post a series of blogs/stories. Not sure where to put them, but wanted to share in the even ANYONE benefits. I wrote them as time passed.  Sorry if they are out of order! This is from November 2015

 

 

 

POST COLORECTAL TREATMENT

Hello to all CSN Members,

I am in search of recommendations/suggestions that the community may be aware of regarding my discomfort with regard to bowel movements as detailed below:

Background:

  1. Diagnosed with CR Cancer Stage III on Jan 4th 2018. CT Scan and follow-up biopsies taken during Colonscopy confirmed Low Grade (Moderately-Differentiated) Adenocarcinoma

Treatment:   

Survivor

Hello-

My name is Karen. I am a single mother with an 11 year old daughter.  I had a rare form of  thyroid cancer.  My treatment was intense (6 years ago) I am now left with no speech, swallowing problems, and breathing issues. I am currently on Disability. I still need to follow up with my oncologist every 6 months. 

I am trying to find others who suffer from the side effects of cancer treatment.  I see a lot of posts from people who are going through treatment......that is not where I am at.  

So many tests, so little time

Hello all,

 

First and foremost – THANK YOU FOR ALL THE POSITIVE THOUGHTS, PRAYER AND SUPPORT!! It really does help!

The DNA testing came back “negative”, so I will probably be able to get away with a much smaller surgery. She even went so far as to say there is only 4.5% chance of occurrence on the other side.  VERY GOOD NEWS. 

Rib pain after radical nephrectomy

Thanks for everyone's postings, they are very helpful!

I am a healthy 45 yr old father of three wonderful boys. On a random CT scan they found a 12cm mass on my right kidney.  Three days later I had a radical nephrectomy.  Recovery seems slow and I now have pain in my ribs on my right side on my back.  

 

Does anyone remember having his type of pain four weeks after surgery? It feels like a broken rib and only showed up a week ago.

Blood counts

My husband had a stem cell transplant in March. His blood counts have plateaud. His platelets are never higher than 60. They have been in the same range for four weeks. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.

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DBCL - Here we go

So, where to start?  Waiting too long?  Ignoring signs......  Yup that was the begining....  Until one day my leg was so swollen and painful that I had to go to the ER.  Never a good place to be unless you need them!  So, long and short get diagnosed with DBCL.  Learning more about the chemo and lab side than I ever wanted to know.

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GETTING DIAGNOSIS IS KILLING ME

I have had ultrasound, throat scope, CAT scan and finally needle biospy.  SquaaSquamous Cell Carcinoma was found.  I am waiting for a Pet Scan and it is not scheduled till next week.  I fell like every test takes a week to get scheduled and I am becoming more and more aprenhensive.

 

Is there anything to do to make things move faster.  The cancer would found in a Lymph Node in my neck and I feel like the longer this takes the worse the cancer is getting.

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Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma

I was diagnosed with this form of Cancer which is in the Childhood Cancer class at the age of 31 in May 2018. 6months of weekly Chemo treatments completed in 01/19. This has been the hardest battle of my life. Now the battle begins to see if the Cancer will return, I pray it does not, my chances look really good, I must stay positive it has kept me going this long. I pray for anyone who has been battling or battled Cancer, people don't understand how hard Cancer really is until they get it.

 

Let's inspire each other and SURVIVE!!!

 

 

Much love,

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