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    YAY Anne!!!!!

    YAY Anne!!!!!
  2. Sending well wishes your way. Was sorry to read...

    Sending well wishes your way. Was sorry to read your story, fellow Deb in Texas. Keep us updated on your progress.
    Deb
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    Happy to hear it. Thanks for checking in!

    Happy to hear it. Thanks for checking in!
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    Sticky: Hi everyone. It's been awhile since I've checked...

    Hi everyone. It's been awhile since I've checked in but wanted everyone to know I am 6 years cancer free. No more visits to oncologist. No more MRIs. No more blood tests. Still have intestinal...
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    Sticky: Deb here. Almost at the 5-year marker in April....

    Deb here. Almost at the 5-year marker in April. Coping well with post treatment issues. Still long hours on toilet but found a high protein, low fat diet helps tremendously. Just hard to stick to...
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    All I know is that when my surgeon told me the...

    All I know is that when my surgeon told me the odds of recurrence were more likely with watch and wait, I did not hesitate to choose surgery.
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    Sticky: I can't believe I haven't posted for over a year....

    I can't believe I haven't posted for over a year. Ju, I appreciate your story. I will look for your updates. My 3-year post-treatment scan was "unremarkable" which means clear. I also had a...
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    Sticky: I had my 2-year scan a couple months early. All...

    I had my 2-year scan a couple months early. All NED.
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    Hi Sharon. May God bless you. This month marks 3...

    Hi Sharon. May God bless you. This month marks 3 years from when my parents were killed in a car accident. I miss them very much but I am glad they are at peace and never had to worry through my...
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    Sticky: Have an appointment with my surgeon this...

    Have an appointment with my surgeon this Thursday. Here's hoping it's a minor issue.
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    So sorry to hear this. She was a fighter.

    So sorry to hear this. She was a fighter.
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    Sticky: So I am now 1 year, 7 months post chemo/surgery...

    So I am now 1 year, 7 months post chemo/surgery and I am doing very well. I don't think my bowels will ever be completely normal. Still on medication for bowels, sleep and anti-anxiety (quit the...
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    Sticky: Turns out my husband had a blood clot in his...

    Turns out my husband had a blood clot in his thigh so no surgery for a few weeks until that clears up. Deep vein thrombosis. DVP. Learn more about the human body every day.
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    Sticky: Thought I'd stop by and say hi to all you...

    Thought I'd stop by and say hi to all you fighters out there. So sorry to hear about your son, Amanda, and your mom, Sheila. I just took a pain pill for severe abdominal cramping. Still experiencing...
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    Sticky: Had my one year CT scan this morning. All...

    Had my one year CT scan this morning. All normal! Kicked cancer's butt! Was having #2 issues for 11 months and experimenting with fiber pills, probiotics, etc. Finally went back to my surgeon and we...
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    Hi Sheila. Haven't checked in for awhile and just...

    Hi Sheila. Haven't checked in for awhile and just now found out. I am so sorry to hear your mom passed away. She was such a trooper i thought she would outlive us all. She will remain in our...
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    Blessings to you and your family, Amanda.

    Blessings to you and your family, Amanda.
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    Sticky: Day 7 on Align. So far feeling good. Don't go...

    Day 7 on Align. So far feeling good. Don't go every day but don't feel bloated and constipated. When I do go, it seems to flow gently and naturally. Feeling very optimistic! Maybe I was too clean...
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    Sticky: Yes, surgeon recommended Metamucil capsules...

    Yes, surgeon recommended Metamucil capsules following my surgery in April but I was still going about 12 times a day. So then he prescribed a pill and it stopped me up for days which was great except...
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    Sticky: I am so fed up with how much time I spend on the...

    I am so fed up with how much time I spend on the toilet. I read about what my condition could be and found something called slow transit constipation which describes what i am experiencing --a lot of...
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    It would have been nice to stop at 8...but at...

    It would have been nice to stop at 8...but at least I'm done now! Yay! May you be blessed.
    Deb
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    Just realized that I have t really noticed my neuropathy too much anymore! Yay! I had 9 cycles of oxy and affected my fingers and my feet. Sometimes my left hand still falls asleep but I don't notice...
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    My surgeon said 16 weeks of chemo because he was...

    My surgeon said 16 weeks of chemo because he was counting the 5-1/2 weeks of xeloda and radiation prior to surgery. However, my oncologist said she preferred I do the whole 24 weeks but let's see how...
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    Sticky: So. My oncologist decided she didn't want to wait...

    So. My oncologist decided she didn't want to wait 6 months for another mammogram and sent me for ultrasound on left breast. Everything was fine. But I am definitely thinking of starting to say no to...
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    Well, it seems as though your spirits are high,...

    Well, it seems as though your spirits are high, at least! Don't forget to drink a lot. Ileostomies tend to dehydrate. I know I was never thirstier than when I had mine.
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