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December 2017, just before our trip out West, I was starting to feel as if I was getting another hernia. Once back from our Christmas trip, in a typical Julie or Jergie fashion, I called the surgeons office who preformed my last hernia surgery. The receptionist told me "You know you can't just start by calling the surgeon ,you need to start with your doctor. Let us know if we can help later". Monday January 8th the whirlwind started with a visit to the doctors office . Tuesday the 9th was a CT scan. Wednesday a call from our doctor stating it looks like cancer on the liver and more tests and visits scheduled. Thursday the 11th was a mammogram to see if I had breast cancer that had moved else where. Friday we found out the mammogram was good and clear, yay boobs! Friday we also had our first meeting with the oncologist, who happens to be my hemotolagist (blood doctor). The thought was that the cancer traveled to the liver and we needed to find wherelse it was. So a PET scan, liver biopsy and colonoscopy later we found out it is colon cancer with good and bad news. On Monday January 29th we got the official word that it is stage 4 colon cancer (because it traveled to the liver) but good news is that it is very concentrated right in the area of the colon and liver. Tuesday January 30 the port was put in. Wednesday January 31 was the first chemo. I woke up and made a shirt: Cancer Fighting Machine since January 31, 2018. Check out the photos.