Mandy welcomed Becky and I into her small treatment room. We’d been told by the lady who checked us in that she was the “angel” in this department. Becky sat on the treatment bed. I stood. The air seemed heavy and and the walls felt close. After some initial hello’s we got right to the…

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Just got home from the meeting with Surgeon. We learned a lot about the most likely options and paths, but still more testing is required to know what specific stage of cancer it is. Essentially, that means they need to determine how much, if any, it has spread within the rectum and lymph nodes. This…

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The call came at around 12:50pm last Thursday. Dr Deabes announced himself and my heart started to beat fast. “How are you feeling” was his first question. I responded positively. But that was not the intent of the call. I knew that. “A couple of things,” he said. “The blood tests were unremarkable.” He went…

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