Three weeks into chemo radio to shrink this insidious cancer that has decided to sit very nicely in the rectal passage.Have coped quite well so far although am finding the radio very fatigueing,was warned of this side effect but truly didn't comprehend the intensity of the fatigue.Very little nausea,some interesting bowel movements,hand and foot symptoms just starting but overall still feeling pretty well and am posting this message in the hope that someone coming behind me[pardon the pun]may not be as anxious or unsure as I was,Ihope to help at least one person one little bit then at least this isn't all for nothing.Another point that I would like to make is that there are some people in society who I have found find bowel cancer[in my case rectal cancer] a dirty cancer and this has been a shock to me.It saddens me to think that people can be shallow and uneducated enough to put such a title on this disease wherever it is.I am lucky enough to have a great family,great friends and a great medical team around me so the impact of these few people is minimal to me,but may not be to others.Thanks to this great community I have found much advice,support and understanding and am sending hugs and wishes to all in their journeys X
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