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During August of this year, I went in for my obligatory first colonoscopy since I reached that magic age of 50. This was supposed to be the baseline. It wasn’t.
During the procedure, the doctor found a mass in my rectum. Turns out that it is cancer. It has been a tough month.
I will begin radiation and chemo next week as the initial treatment. After radiation/chemo, the surgeon will remove the mass and whatever else he needs to. Then I will have 4 months of additional chemo in order to kill this thing.
It will be a hard, long haul. However, I intend to beat it and come back stronger and better than before.
As I get new information, I will try to post updates. This makes it easier for me, so that I don’t have to explain the same thing many times to many different people. Much as I love you all, it’s too hard.