John Durham John Durham Jr

First post: Oct 13, 2019 Latest post: Jan 9, 2020
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John was diagnosed with colon cancer in May, 2018.  He had surgery on May 11, 2018 where they removed the tumor along with 12 inches of small intestine and 12 inches of large intestine.  His body was a little slow to recover and, due to a few minor complications, he spent sixteen days in the hospital (rather than the usual four days).  He completed six months of chemo, finishing the treatments at the end of December, 2018.  

Through early 2019, several tests, including a CT scan and a colonoscopy, did not appear to reveal any areas of concern.

On August 22, 2019, John had a CT scan where they found a new tumor that was likely cancer.  He had gone to the doctor because he had been having some pain and bloating for a few weeks.  On August 29, 2019, they did a paracentesis, where they drained four liters of fluid from his abdomen, and took biopsies of the tumor.  On September 4, 2019, we were told the biopsies confirmed the tumor was colon cancer.  However, this time, it was located in an area where surgery was not an option.  The treatment plan included another six months of chemo.

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