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Judy McInnis

Annual Report - 1996-1997

Judy McInnis
Chappell Hill, Texas

Diagnosis:
Colon cancer, 1995, and liver cancer, 1996

Treatment:
Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy

Personal:
Graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, worked as a physical therapist 35 years, lives with cousin and is restoring an old house

Interests:
Active in historical organizations, avid reader, enjoys festivals in Central Texas and exploring back roads during Bluebonnet season

"As a physical therapist, I often worked with patients over long periods. Since I've been coming to M. D. Anderson, I've learned that the infusion therapy nurses are in a league by themselves when it comes to TLC (tender loving care). I had been di agnosed with colon cancer and had surgery in August 1995, then I came to M. D. Anderson for chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The next spring, I learned I had liver cancer, had another surgery and got a pump implanted so I can have my chemotherapy infu sed indefinitely. Every Wednesday, my cousin comes with me to the Infusion Therapy Clinic to get my catheter cleaned. Everyone here is like a member of our family. Nurses like Ladonna Randle (pictured) laugh with us, cry with us, hug us, and most import antly, they pray for us. With their help, I'm keeping a positive attitude and taking whatever comes along."


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