I am not an American I am a white, corporate career South African woman. At age 45, weighing in at 58kg, 1.67m tall, when I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. I use to run every day, did yoga three times a week and went mountain biking over weekends. I donated blood to our blood banks religiously and therefore knew my stats at all times. I do not smoke, drink occasionally, and dislike chocolate, fizzy drinks and junk food.
Therefore I find your comment/finger pointing ignorant and quiet rude ... the person does not necessarily choose the disease but rather the disease chooses the victim.
I do agree with you that ignorance of not truly knowing and appreciating ones body is an injustice to the universe itself. It is every human beings duty to look after their body and the environment that houses and provides for their body with love and respect.
I am assuming you too are a colon cancer sufferer ??View Thread
Hi Magsjeanea, I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2010, had rectum and sigmoid colon removed but colon re-attachment to anus was possible. The recovery from surgery was easy, and took about 2 weeks to feel like myself.
4 wks after surgery I started daily chemo and radiation session for 30 days, by week 2 I was bed ridden and trying to cope with lethargy, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
Once the radiation treatment stopped I had chemo sessions one day a week for 4 weeks, again I responded badly to new treatment and ended up in hospital more than once.
I am a single mom with two dependents, and I too was stressed about job security and income and was extremely concerned about the future of my family.
I am not sure if the above helps you but please do not try plan and control too much of what could/might happen as each person is unique and their reaction to their treatment is unique. My lesson was to sit back embrace the treatment, accept the weakness's that come with it and just focus on getting through it. My support during this difficult period came from friends, family and strangers which allowed me to stop stressing about things not going according to the plan. I would recommend you husband looks at what he can start taking before he starts treatment like folic acid for mouth ulcers, SOLAL - Glutamine for radiation theropy and so on. Wishing you and your husband all the best during his treatment. RegardsView Thread
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