Greg Tulgren

First post: 10/4/2016 Latest post: 1/9/2017
In 2011, Greg had, as he states, "an itch in his behind" and he was diagnosed with colo-rectal cancer in the summer.  He had a small surgery to remove the tumor, followed by chemo and radiation for a few months.  He continued on with necessary scans and appointments for the next five years with no signs of cancer!  After a family vacation up north, Greg wasn't feeling well.  The day after arriving back home, he got an appointment and a scan.  What do you know, the cancer was back.  Greg had surgery to remove some of the cancer, now sports a colostomy bag, and his speedo days are gone.  Two weeks after surgery, an infection appeared, which delayed chemo.  After some in and out time in the hospital and emergency rooms, he started chemo.  On September 18th, after a trip to the emergency room due to complications from surgery, the ER doctors found some spots on the liver.  It was soon confirmed the cancer had spread.  Chemo drugs were changed and upped and after four rounds of chemo, we had a referral to the Mayo.  Dad wants to say he still has his beautiful hair.  The day before the Mayo appointment, Greg went to the emergency room in Rochester due to pain, blood clots and a kidney stone needed to be taken care of.  Here the ER doctors also stumbled upon a discovery that some spots were in the lungs.  And here we are today, waiting at the Mayo on stand by to learn more about the results of a chest scan and to see where we go from there.  We thank all of our dear friends and family for their support and love.

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