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Lindsey Musick

Patients & Survivors Stage IV Colon Cancer Kentucky
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"I was 37 and a newly divorced mom of three kids, when my body went from running around with kids to septic in the hospital overnight. I had been working hard to make it on my own and provide for my babies. I had some abdominal pain and blood in the toilet for years off and on but doctors always blamed stress and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. By the time I was diagnosed, I was already deemed inoperable and incurable with stage IV colon cancer. I have been doing chemo ever since. Listen to your body, advocate for health, always hope."

Advice: Learn all you can about this disease and advocate for the best care. Take advantage of all of the good days. Stay as active as possible and get out when the sun is out. Find doctors who understand your goals. Love immensely and loudly. Accept love humbly and kindly. Find joy when you can and cry on a shoulder when you need to."

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