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Scuba Steve starts chemo, fighting until October

Scuba Steve is back home from surgery after rough recovery

Steve Johnson, better known as Scuba Steve, is back home in Gulfport after undergoing surgery in New Orleans on March 8 to remove cancerous tumors. The expected three-day recovery stretched to nine days after Johnson had complications that occur
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Steve Johnson, better known as Scuba Steve, is back home in Gulfport after undergoing surgery in New Orleans on March 8 to remove cancerous tumors. The expected three-day recovery stretched to nine days after Johnson had complications that occur

Scuba Steve starts chemo, fighting until October

GULFPORT -- He made it through radiation therapy. He healed after a surgery to remove lymph nodes, surrounding tissue and a tumor attached to his prostate. Now he's fighting again, through six months of chemotheraphy.

Steve Johnson, known by many as clothier Scuba Steve, had his first round of chemo Wednesday afternoon in Gulfport. The drugs will be put into his body through a port -- a device surgically implanted near his chest into which the medicine will flow.

"Today has been a loooong day," he posted to his followers on Facebook. "At 6:30 a.m., I went in to have my port placed and I appreciate y'all so much for comforting me bc I had no idea what to expect."

Johnson said his first chemotheraphy treatment lasted several hours. Along with the port, Jonhson also wears a pump on his side where chemotheraphy drugs will be dispensed into his port.

"I have attachments all over my body it seems! Today was a positive step towards October and I can't wait," he posted on Facebook. "I love all of you and thank you for cheering me along while I fight towards October. #ScubaStrong"

Johnson was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in July.

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