Author Archives: Cheryl

About Cheryl

My name is Cheryl. I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in February 2011 when I was 42 years old. This is a blog about my journey to survival.

Today’s results

Today’s results showed 2 new lesions in my liver and the tumor where i had surgery in my back has gotten larger and is threatening my spinal cord again.  Yet, they cant do radiation again so soon.  They can put … Continue reading

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The latest

The past few months have been horrible.  While the fall in the shower led them to find the brain swelling, another fall onto a ceramic tile floor caused a vertebrae in my back to break.  They arent sure if it … Continue reading

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so THAT happpened

I lost 50 pounds in 6 weeks. Couldn’t eat, couldn’t hold anything down. Then my equilibrium went off. I took a terrible fall in the shower. I couldn’t get comfortable. Finally my family became so concerned that they called my … Continue reading

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gamma ray (again!)

My brain MRI showed two new very small lesions in the brain (2mms a piece) so I had my second gamma knife radiation yesterday. It seems it was a little easier than the first time. Of course that is probably … Continue reading

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Radiation Sickness

Well I finished all 10 radiation treatments to the spine. It hasn’t been easy. I have absolutely no appetite and when I do eat, I get ill. I finished radiation almost 2 weeks ago now and I still can’t eat. … Continue reading

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One day at a time.

The results of the spinal biopsy came in. It was indeed colorectal cancer in my vertebrae. When I asked how it got there she said it could have been there from the beginning, but simply dormant. OR that it recently … Continue reading

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Feeling appreciative

7am on day 10 of my hospitalization.  There is a possibility that I may go home today. ?  I had the spinal surgery and had the gamma knife radiation.  Both with some success I might add.  That gamma ray thing … Continue reading

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