GBM, Wow! I've just started chemo 1 of 8 cycles for cleaning up after bowel cancer surgery Stage III N1 T1 (all new termonology for me) and, thus far, little side-effects (only since last Tuesday; very early I know, but I'll take the good that happens when it's present ) Can't imagine the process your are going through, but you sound optimistically positive. What an inspiration. Keeping facing the sun (with the right protection of course), wind and forever looking up and forward. Namastee, ADS030
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Hi Fellow Living With Cancer Champions, As, I write you may feel the nervousness as this is my very first time `ever' putting myself out into the ethernet sharing my thoughts so.......here I go! Found out in mid October 2018 that I had 2 cancers low down in the bowel. Had a lower antioror resection 23/11/18 and became sick after surgery, two days after first release, because of bowel obstruction. Six days later had second operation to clear obstruction and increase stoma size (oh, yeh. I now have `the bag'). Got results that the cancers they took out equated to Cancer Stage III N1 T1 (type); a big shock as I was under the impression the cells were quite young and easily taken away without need for follow up, but as I am finding out; never say never. Took up to 24/12/2018 before released home and then follow up District Nurse visits (brilliant) and ins and outs to hospital for various checks etc. Commenced standard chemo therapy just yesterday will little side effects as of this moment. Love to hear from any other `newbies', experienced, wise, humerous, connected individuals:
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.