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2018 (2)

July (1)

6 Years Ago Today: Today is a landmark date. July 25th does not go by without me reflecting upon my last day of treatme...

May (1)

Almost 6 Yrs Post Treatment Post: It has almost been 6 years post treatment for me.  Time flies.....  Since my diagnosis in May 2012...

2017 (1)

July (1)

NED for me!!: Today is the day!  I hit my 5 year mark.  Today is the day after my last day of treatment 5 years ...

2015 (4)

October (2)

Can You See My "Divot"?: Well, can you?  It's the spot where my port used to be installed.  It is somewhat sensitive still ...
Made it past 3 years!: I have a blog that I kept since my diagnosis.  I haven't posted in it since January this year.  I ...

March (1)

Red blood: I'm 2 1/2 years post treatment.  I've had the usual issues and recovery and would consider myself r...

January (1)

Today's PET: I had to postpone my PET from last month to today. The good new is that after all the SCANXIETY of t...

2014 (6)

December (1)

Personal question......: Vagifem?  Anyone used it for dryness or after menopause (caused by radiation)?  My doc just perscr...

July (1)

Happy Day: Yesterday was the 2 year mark for the day of my last treatment.  Amazing how fast 2 years go by.  ...

June (3)

Thank You BFAC Friends :-): In response to my last post "Embarassing Question", I want to thank you all who responded.  Being o...
Embarrassing question: I still have a pain uncomfortable feeling in my tailbone area when I sit for long periods of time. ...

February (1)

Gone awhile and worried a lot: I haven't been reading blogs or posting in many months.  As I sit and analyze why, I guess I think ...

2013 (9)

November (1)

Super Scanxious Today: I got home from our vacation (cruise from Venice to Barcelona) on Sunday night at 7:30PM, 11/24.  Y...

August (1)

Perfect: Happy to report I had a " perfect exam" today.  These were my surgeon's words and I love hearing th...

July (1)

Onc Appt: Had a followup yesterday with my oncologist (every 4 months now that I am almost 1 year post treatme...

May (2)

Hate the Wait (long story, not short): I sure didn't realize how emotional and stressful it is to wait for my very first biopsy results, do...
Deja Vu.... Not!: The month of May 2012 was a tumultuous one for me.  I went to Wenatchee for my annual Bloomsday tri...

April (1)

A Little Apprehensive: It's amazing how time flies.  It's been a little over 2 months since I posted a blog.  I think it'...

February (2)

Doctor Day: I love my surgeon! She is awesome. I wonder if I feel this way because she just keeps on telling m...
Wondering?: Do any of you anal cancer survivors think it's odd that I haven't had a PET scan, CT, or anal biopsy...

January (1)

The New Year 2013: I'm totally looking forward to this year. Last year was such an interesting, turbulent one with lot...

2012 (12)

December (3)

50 Life Lessons: Originally published in The Plain Dealer on Sunday, May 28, 2006 (by Regina Brett). And, since I ju...
Neuropathy??: I have a question about tingling, falling asleep hands. Has anyone else had this issue? In the pas...
Radiology Update: I went in to my radiologist today for 3 month followup visit. Based on his inspection I go back in ...

November (4)

Lucky me.......always: The second blog I wrote when I found out I had anal cancer on May 16th was titled "Lucky Me". Well,...
Black Thurs/Fri/Sat. and.....: Can you believe that all the stores were open on Thanksgiving? Wow! So, I didn't shop at all and I...
Uneventful: After 3 long months, went to see the oncologist today. She was on vacation and her normal PA was ou...
Exercise Does A Body Good?: I made it to 10 days in a row of Jillian's 30 Day Shred (20 minute cardio/strength training) Level 1...

October (2)

Getting Serious & Coming "c"lean: This past week I started exercising again. It has been about 6 months since I really did anything. ...
11 Weeks Post :-): It's been awhile since I posted on here. I've felt like I didn't have much to say. Life has pretty...

September (1)

6 Weeks Post Treatment: Today I am 6 weeks post my last radiation treatment. I started on 6/11 and ended on 7/23. Treatmen...

August (2)

Check this out!: Today I got my power port taken out. I wasn't sure at first that this would be a good idea since it...
Four Weeks Post Treatment: Time flies when you're having fun. It's true. It's been 4 weeks since I finished my last treatment...
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August 22, 2012

Wenatchee, Washington 98801

November 26, 1962

Cancer Info

Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer (Squamous Cell)

May 16, 2012

Stage 3A

4.1 - 5.0 cm

Yes

Fluorouracil (5-FU)

Not knowing much about it. Losing control.

Lots about myself, medical info, friends, family and life!

Keep in touch

1 lymph node near the site

Utah Cancer Specialists

Eat healthy, drink tons of water, gargle with Biotene, work, rest, play, use a really good cell protection balm, take immodium.

It helps to have lots of love, support, and prayers.

June 11, 2012

None really, but about 3 months before colonoscopy had some swelling and bleeding down there. Thought it might be hemorrhoids. If it happened a second time I was going to check it.

Mitomycin and 5FU - 2 rounds

6 weeks (30 treatments - 10 spots) beginning 6/11/2012

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