Category Archives: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

I Am an Ox

I seem to think of better titles to my articles or idea rants when nowhere near anything that I could write them down on.  Either because, I cannot take my smartphone out of my pocket fast enough to press the … Continue reading

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Profound Exhaustion

I had no idea, prior to this past week, what the term “Profound Exhaustion” might mean.  As the new mother of two children 25 months apart I was sure I did know what “profound exhaustion” meant. NOw, I realize there … Continue reading

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Death of Life

My nieces dear friend is days away from dying.  She had a virulent form of Breast Cancer.  It is called Inflammatory Breast Cancer.  My niece no longer lives in the same town as her friend.  Not even in the same State. … Continue reading

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Official: Anal Cancer T2 N 0/1

Sunday June 9, 2013 I had not realized there could be “good” news when it came to cancer.  Now I know there is.  I had not expected to hear from the colorectal surgeon until, Tuesday at the earliest.  What a … Continue reading

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TAU Complete

Friday morning I had the TAU.  I LOVE anesthesia.  I barely remember anything past being rolled into the operating room feet first.  There was initially some confusion as to whether I should be in this small area head or feet … Continue reading

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Another Palpation

Saw the surgeon yesterday.  He will do the trans-anal ultrasound (TAU) on Friday morning.  Early.  Damn, I have to do two enema (what is the plural of enima anyway?  Is it enimas or enimae or eniminimineemo?) an hour before I leave the house.  That … Continue reading

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Hurry Up and Wait

I guess I should expect this.  It seems a lot like having children.  It is the “hurry up and wait” syndrome.  My oldest sister, I think, is the one who named this for me.  She was completely right. The entire … Continue reading

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No News Is Good News? Hmmmmm.

It seems silly to consider how true “no” news good news is.  It’s only when you have “news” that isn’t good that one truly understands the meaning of what seems such a ridiculous platitude. Ridiculous it is not.  I just … Continue reading

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Need A ColoRectal Surgeon

The surgeon I had originally been referred to is no longer my surgeon.  A trusted friend and M.D. said I am “NOT” to go near this guy.  Or vice versa. So, looking around town and insurance in network I find … Continue reading

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The Cull

It’s funny really. Before the colonoscopy I printed out my self-written Will which, I signed. At the day-surgery center prior to going in I handed it to my Son. He was pissed that I would give this to him. I … Continue reading

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