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My Story

After entering the hospital for what I thought to be appendicitis, the CAT scan showed nothing worn with the appendix but an irritation near the opening. Upon further examination they discovered a mass which turned out to be cancerous and it was removed along with 3 feet of colon and my gall bladder as well. I undergo chemotherapy for the next six months.

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Ralston Bowles posted a new journal entry.

I am coming upon my last treatment. Jan 11th will begin and the 13th will complete the Chemotherapy. The last few have been harder and more fatiguing. I have been ... Read more

Chari Dean signed Ralston's Guestbook.

What great news that the end of the chemo is in sight! :) So happy for you and wish you a happy and healthy 2010!  Read more

Jim Shade signed Ralston's Guestbook.

Hey Ralston, Glad to hear the chemos are closing out. Reminds me of that favorite country song title--"There's a light at the end of the tunnel, Lord, I hope it ain't ... Read more

Karen Godfrey signed Ralston's Guestbook.

Ralston, Wow, congratualtions!  You have been on an incredible journey!!!!  Thank You for sharing your gifts and experiences with us.  You enrich our life as well.  Read more

Ralston Bowles posted a new journal entry.

I am coming upon my last treatment. Jan 11th will begin and the 13th will complete the Chemotherapy. The last few have been harder and more fatiguing. I have been ... Read more

Karen Godfrey signed Ralston's Guestbook.

Ralston, It was great seeing you at the Hat Trick concert a couple weeks ago.  I am glad to see you haven't lost your sense of humor!  Keep on keeping on. The concert ... Read more

Ralston Bowles posted a new journal entry.

It has been almost  month since my last update and I am down to 5 rounds of chemo left. The last month has been more taxing on me then the previous or maybe my chemo ... Read more

Ralston Bowles posted a new journal entry.

Have enjoyed the notes and well wishes from everyone. They changed my chemo to help my neuropathy which comes with a different price tag (more appetite issues and fatigue) ... Read more

Jim Shade signed Ralston's Guestbook.

Thanks for posting today, Ralston. It had been a couple of weeks since your last note, and I hadn't seen you since the end of the Tuesday Evening Music Club season ... Read more

Ralston Bowles posted a new journal entry.

It has been awhile since I did any updates. The doctor decided to change chemo to reduce neuropathy, the upside, more nausea and fatigue and the hair loss has sped up. ... Read more

Karen Godfrey signed Ralston's Guestbook.

Great seeing you at One Trick Pony!  Finally got a chance to read your cancer journal. You are amazing!  - Keeping the schedule you have during your treatment.  I love ... Read more

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