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July 25, 20157:14 AM PDTRight Arthroscopic Knee surgery

My knee..... I've tried to talk myself out of this many time...

July 24, 201512:30 PM PDTOncology appt./Mammo

Hopefully, will discuss the final pathology of the gut polyp...

December 03, 201310:30 AM PSTCT-Chest/Abd/Pelvis

CT. Results: Only ONE lung nodule showed up. That is good. (...

March 11, 20141:30 PM PDTOncology F/U

VA Oncology f/u. She said my exam was "okay." No labs. Last ...

April 18, 201411:30 AM PDTSurgeon

A visit with the "civilian" surgeon who did all of anal/rect...

April 15, 201410:40 AM PDTGI Clinic

Anoscope/GI f/u.

September 20, 201310:00 AM PDTPulmonary Function Test

For asthma, but I have those new nodules too. Hmmm . . . .

November 20, 20131:00 PM PSTOncology MD

To discuss EVERYTHING!

October 23, 20132:00 PM PDTEGD/Flex Sigmoidoscopy

August 28, 201312:00 AM PDTF/U CT-VA

10:00 CT with contrast (as are the others)Chest/ABD/Pelvis. ...

June 04, 201312:00 AM PDTCT June 3rd, 2013

Three nodules on both lungs showed up. Pleural thickening, t...

May 06, 201310:00 AM PDTCT

Labs and CT-chest/abdomen/pelvis

July 03, 20126:55 PM PDTBx

Under anesthesia, biopsy "scar tissue?" that Med Onc and Sur...

May 16, 20128:00 AM PDTMed/Onc Visit

I don't know what time "UTC" is . . I'm on PST-Pacific Stand...

May 02, 20125:25 PM PDTLabs


May 08, 20125:20 PM PDTEndo guy

Endocrinologist to find out about this nodule on my thyroid....

April 09, 20129:00 AM PDTMammogram

Mammogram time tomorrow. Yuck. I tend to get a bit nervous a...

January 26, 20128:00 AM PSTPET/CT

Follow up PET/CT--eight months post-treatment. Last scan was...

October 07, 20118:30 AM PDTSigmoidoscopy

To find a blood source. Still having occasional blood in sto...

August 25, 201110:00 AM PDTPort Flush

Port flush tomorrow. I KNOW that is nothing compared to surg...

July 14, 20118:30 AM PDTPET/CT

My post-treatment PET/CT. (it will be almost two months out)...

June 24, 201110:20 PM PDTCXR

I had a CXR after work today, to see if the chemotherapy-Mit...

June 02, 20119:00 AM PDTLabs

Labs today. I am going to ask them to draw peripherally. I h...

April 12, 20119:00 AM PDTChemo pump/Radiation

Official start date, of chemotherapy and radiation. Let the...

March 24, 20111:30 PM PDTPort placement

Power port placement scheduled.

March 28, 20117:25 AM PDTChemo

Planned date to begin chemo.

March 18, 201111:45 PM PDTD-Day

Oncology appt. #2--I find out the staging and the treatment ...

March 15, 20118:45 PM PDTPET/CT

PET/CT. Drank A HUGE vat of water with iodine in it and was ...


Vital Info


February 24, 2011

Sierra Vista, Arizona

July 20, 1962

Cancer Info

Anal Cancer

squamous cell carcinoma of the anus

February 23, 2011

Stage 2

2.1 - 3.0 cm





Difficulty going to the bathroom; telling my kids. Worrying about how to pay for tx. Seeing all the young people here. Chronic stool incontinence..which keeps me from participating in certain exercises and, definately, avoiding group outings.

REALLY be a support for others/fight for my kids

Prayer, listen, feedback.

Orange Juice! (I craved it); steak; homemade vanilla pudding.

Patience, an ear, chocolate . . .

Western Washington Oncology 2011-2012. Switched to VA in 2013, to save $$.

If you have a choice, get a port. Exercise through treatment, if possible. It helps.

Take every day head on. Prayer, whatever, too.

May 19, 2011

October, 2011

No, as of 09/24/2017. However, a sigmoid polyp--1st one, was discovered and removed 06/2015.

Chronological order: Blood-tinged drainage for months, then heavy bleeding with BMs-which I "hoped", for months, would go away. A hard skin tag, change in stool appearance, increased difficulty defecating. PAIN!

I give to various charities: St. Jude's Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald house,cancer charities; multiple fund-raisers. I am too tired and lazy to organize a fund-raiser. Mostly, my emotions are shot. Gone. Just...gone.


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