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  1. I hope you are still around to see this. With...

    I hope you are still around to see this. With radiation, acidic juices will likely be too hard on your mother's stomach. I recommend bananas for energy and lots of water to stay hydrated. Of course,...
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    Hey Jamie, anything yet? It does usually take a...

    Hey Jamie, anything yet? It does usually take a while. Up to a week I think.
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    What a great update! They got you in so quickly....

    What a great update! They got you in so quickly. Have a safe trip and let us know how it goes. I'm glad you could connect with Ublauren!
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    I'm so sorry you got sick. Chemo suppressed my...

    I'm so sorry you got sick. Chemo suppressed my immune system for a while. And I forgot until now that my bladder was quite irritated too. I know it's hard to eat right now. As it gets easier, try to...
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    A 4 hour drive is manageable and I agree worth...

    A 4 hour drive is manageable and I agree worth it. Another poster recently had a very good experience at MD Anderson. How are you feeling today?
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    Excellent! Is MD Anderson nearby or would you...

    Excellent! Is MD Anderson nearby or would you need to travel? Also a good idea requesting an earlier appointment with your onc in case of cancellations. I'm glad your aches are gone today. Please...
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    Hi Jamie, how are you feeling this morning? The...

    Hi Jamie, how are you feeling this morning? The chest pains are likely stress related. I'm sorry your onc couldn't see you for 20 days. That is a long time to wait and worry. Looking back, I did have...
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    Hi Jamie, I'm sorry you are here but glad you've...

    Hi Jamie, I'm sorry you are here but glad you've found us. We will support you through this. Honestly, posting on this forum was a good outlet. Cancer is isolating when the people in your life...
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    Chemo made me feel very sick for about a week....

    Chemo made me feel very sick for about a week. Brachytherapy (internal rad) wrecked my digestion. I think it took a couple weeks to fully recover and then I was back to my normal self. Are you having...
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    Your oncologist would probably want to treat you...

    Your oncologist would probably want to treat you as soon as possible. That said, CIN 3 doesn't necessarily mean cancer. What did you mean by cutting apart and burning? That is a frightening visual...
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    Sorry I didnt see this sooner. First of all,...

    Sorry I didnt see this sooner. First of all, congratulations on completing chemo! That was the harder treatment for me and my last day was a great, great day. I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well...
  12. Sorry to hear of your girlfriend's diagnosis....

    Sorry to hear of your girlfriend's diagnosis. Everyone presents symptoms differently so whether or not it has progressed, we can't say. The trip is 2 weeks long? Did she have the biopsies done right...
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    How did it go yesterday? Please update us as...

    How did it go yesterday? Please update us as you're able.
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    I don't remember exactly but this sounds like...

    I don't remember exactly but this sounds like what I had. It's great you received such good care at MD A. You sound ready to kick this in the butt! Let us know how it goes on Tuesday. We are cheering...
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    Any updates? How are you doing? I've been...

    Any updates? How are you doing? I've been thinking about you. I hope the appointments were productive.
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    I had the same- cisplatin and 6 weeks of...

    I had the same- cisplatin and 6 weeks of radiation. That is the standard of care for stage 2. I am NED too. Treatments were manageable. Radiation toward the end bothered my bowels but that was a...
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    Hi there, I've been thinking about you. Thanks...

    Hi there, I've been thinking about you. Thanks for letting us know the RH went well. That's great!

    Sorry to hear there are next steps. I had lymph node involvement too, and radiation and chemo. I...
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    I don't personally but know there are posters...

    I don't personally but know there are posters here who have had this procedure. I hope they see this and respond. Did your onc describe the process and recovery? I know you are nervous but try to...
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    That is excellent news! I hope you can rest easy...

    That is excellent news! I hope you can rest easy now. Is your surgery scheduled? You got this!
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    Yes! Glad to hear it. And I agree - enough...

    Yes! Glad to hear it. And I agree - enough waiting!
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    Ah gosh, that's a hard time because of the...

    Ah gosh, that's a hard time because of the fasting. Eat a high fiber breakfast and afterwards treat yourself to your favorite meal!
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    Ugh, sorry you're both sick! Is it warming up...

    Ugh, sorry you're both sick! Is it warming up where you live? How sweet of your mom to do that. Will she stay through tomorrow? Is your appointment in the morning? Don't worry about the actual...
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    Just wanted to add that stress can cause lower...

    Just wanted to add that stress can cause lower back pain. Researching worst case scenarios is likely contributing.

    Are you doing ok? Keeping busy this weekend?
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    Looking back, I did have a little lower back...

    Looking back, I did have a little lower back pain. It came and went so I wrote it off as menstrual pains. I found exercise helped. Has your scan been scheduled yet?
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    Glad to see this update. Your insurance should...

    Glad to see this update. Your insurance should approve the pet scan soon. I remember everything moving super quickly after diagnosis. They don't mess around when cancer is involved. The pet scan will...
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