David Follman

First post: Apr 3, 2021 Latest post: Feb 24, 2022
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Here is my story, so far. Since about January, I had been having some mild digestive issues. I thought it was just normal stuff due to being almost 47 years older. On March 8, 2021, I went for a colonoscopy and they discovered a tumor blocking about 3/4 of my colon passageway.  The tumor was biopsied and determined to be malignant. I then went for a CT scan where it was found that the cancer had metastasized from my colon to my liver. On March 19, 2021 (one day after my 47th birthday) I had bowel resection surgery to remove the tumor from my colon. While the surgery was a success and I am almost fully recovered from it, there are 25-30 lesions in my liver, too numerous and pervasive to be removed.  On March 29, 2021, Jeni and I went to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. They have my tissue samples and if I am a match for clinical trial they will contact me. They, along with my local oncologist, recommended that I begin traditional chemotherapy as soon as possible. I had a chemotherapy port installed in my chest on April 2, 2021 and I am scheduled for my first treatment on  April 8, 2021.

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