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9/19/16 4:43 P

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I am so, so sorry hear all that you have been going through. Using the tracker is a great idea. Not only can you see if you are getting enough calories, you can check if you are getting enough of the nutrients you need. I wish the best for you. My thoughts will be with you.

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9/17/16 1:20 P

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I was first diagnosed with a type of soft-tissue sarcoma called an MPNST (rare subtype of a rare type) in 2008 at the age of 28 and had chemo, radiation and an above knee amputation. Several years passed and enforced lack of mobility made me gain weight, but I had been doing well with it lately. My cancer came back late last year, this time in my lungs. I had surgery to remove three nodules from my left lung in April of this year, and then a thoracotomy and lobectomy of the bottom two lobes of my right lung in May. I had my first followup PET scan end of August, and did a little celebrating when I got the results, rejoined Sparkpeople and dedicated myself to getting back out being healthy. A week later I had bad headaches and vision issues and went to the ER where they did an MRI of my brain and found numerous tumors in my brain. I just had my second out of ten radiation treatments yesterday and my head is killing me but at least I know that I am doing what I have to do. As soon as radiation is done I will be starting chemo, which sucks but has to be done. I always did say chemo was the most effective diet. Brutal, but effective. Last time I lost over 40 pounds. I think I will continue tracking my food, interesting to see my efforts to get enough calories!

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