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#147449 - 03/24/12 11:54 PM Re: and, the results are back.. [Re: terrib]
Gabe Offline
"OCF Down Under"
Patient Advocate (1000+ posts)

Registered: 08/02/07
Posts: 1288
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia
Very moving and I am sure a comfort to you when you read it Christine. Worth reading more than once!
Love and hugs to you,
Gabriele
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History Leukoplakia bx 8/2006 SCC floor mouth T3N0M0- Verrucous Carcinoma.
14 hour 0p SCC-Right ND/excision/marginal mandibulectomy 9/2006, 4 teeth removed, flap from wrist, trach-ng 6 days- no chemo/rad.
6 ops and debulking (flap/tongue join) + bx's 2006-2012.
bx Jan 2012 Hyperkeratosis-Epithelial Dysplasia
Surgery GIST 8/2013

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#147455 - 03/25/12 05:07 AM Re: and, the results are back.. [Re: terrib]
Cookey Offline
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Registered: 02/20/07
Posts: 1939
Loc: Harewood -Yorkshire, UK
Strange you should have written that Christine.I chose that for Robins funeral and his best friend cousin David read it. xxx
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Liz in the UK

Husband Robin aged 44 years Dx 8th Dec 2006 poorly differentiated SCC tongue with met to neck T1N2cM0 Surgery and Radiation.Finished TX April 2007
Recurrence June/07 died July 29th/07.

Never take your eye off the ball, it may just smack you in the mouth.

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#147456 - 03/25/12 05:48 AM Re: and, the results are back.. [Re: Cookey]
CMMoore Offline
Gold Member (200+ posts)

Registered: 07/01/09
Posts: 280
Loc: MO, USA
It is beautiful. I am going to send that in a card to Matt's daughters. I found a group called widownet and it was posted by someone there. Thank God for support groups!
They are heaven sent for people with dysfunctional families like mine!
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CG to my husband, Matt. Dx June 2009 Stage IV Oropharengeal SCC right tonsil primary with distant metastases. Rad to neck- Surgeries to lungs- Every avail chemo - ran out of options Jan 2012, called for hospice help Feb 2012, at rest March 19, 2012.

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#147460 - 03/25/12 04:22 PM Re: and, the results are back.. [Re: CMMoore]
Cheryld Offline
"OCF Canuck"
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Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 4901
Loc: Toronto canada
Every family is unique - your's is far from disfunctional - and that was beautiful! Hugs
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Cheryl : Irritation - 2004 BX: 6/2008 : Inflam. BX: 12/10, DX: 12/10 : SCC - LS tongue well dif. T2N1M0. 2/11 hemigloss + recon. : PND - 40 nodes - 39 clear. 3/11 - 5/11 IMRT 33 + cis x2, PEG 3/28/11 - 5/19/11 3 head, 2 chest scans - clear(fingers crossed) HPV-, No smoke, drink, or drugs, Vegan

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#147461 - 03/25/12 04:30 PM Re: and, the results are back.. [Re: Cheryld]
zengalib Offline
Platinum Member (300+ posts)

Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 487
Loc: NW Ohio
I guess every family is disfunctional in it's own way. I guess I think that my family puts the "fun" in disfunctional:). Hugs to you Christine, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Yes. That was a beautiful piece.
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Female, nonsmoker, 69, diag. 5/09 after tongue biopsy: stage IV. Left hemi-gloss. and left selec. neck disec. 30 lymph nodes removed May 20. Over 7 weeks daily rads. with three chemo. PEG removed 12/4/09 Am eating mostly soft foods. Back to work 11/09 Retired 4/1/11. 7 clear scans! Port out 9/11. 2/13. It's back: base of tongue, looking at a very invasive
surgery which will involve lifestyle changes. Surgery on April 9. Still have a long journey ahead.

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#147481 - 03/26/12 07:46 PM Re: and, the results are back.. [Re: zengalib]
SUEZ Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 07/21/10
Posts: 531
Loc: AURORA, OH
That's our family saying also!! We also put the FUN in! smile
You are just fine Christine and so is your family.
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CG to Ron
Out of Pain 4/3/13
4/12-lung and under chin growth no treatment
1/13/12 lung biopsy
6/11 recur 6/30 resection #2 Clear margins
Clear 12/10
Surg 5/13/10 neck dis/nodes part gloss/flap R thigh all teeth out
RAD 30 8/10
DX 4/2/10 "Oral Cavity" T3NOMO
12/28/07 Non Hodg Lymph remission 7/08

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#147588 - 03/30/12 07:01 AM Re: and, the results are back.. [Re: SUEZ]
misskate Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 780
Loc: San Francisco,CA
very nice christine. I have cut and pasted it for myself.

Glad you view death this way.. I do too.
Take good care. KATE
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Tongue Cancer T2 N0 M0 /
Total Glossectomy Due to Location of Tumor

Finished all treatments May 25 2007
Surviving!!!

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#152761 - 08/03/12 05:58 AM Re: and, the results are back.. [Re: CMMoore]
HankXavier Offline
Senior Member (100+ posts)

Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 130
Loc: Ohio
Well. I fled this place so that I could put cancer out of my mind and live my life unassaulted by the mad, ever present specter of this disease. But tonight I suddenly remember that I had cheered Matt on, was rooting for Kelly and Ron, pulling for Jim and Nate and wondered how they were doing. I am stunned and struck to read that he is gone. I have read every word in this thread and I want you to know that I am glad you recorded this and that I know his story. I am blessed to be able to witness the saga of struggle for life because right now I am having a revival of my love for it, for how precious it is and how fiercely it must be defended. I am sorry for your hurting. So sorry for your pain. I wish I could hug you until dark turns to dawn and all the hurt is gone. You have made a titanic statement in affirmation of life here and I hope you know it didn't go unnoticed. All my love and heartspace for you and the girls and your family. My deepest love and respect, Hx.
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Dx: 3/11 Stage III glottic laryngeal SCC HPV 16+ Tx Start: 7/18/11 chemoradiation 7wks - Tomotherapy IMRT x 34 / Cisplatin x 7 Tx End:9/1/11]-[as of 1/20/12 - ALL CLEAR!]



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#156322 - 10/16/12 02:34 AM Re: and, the results are back.. [Re: CMMoore]
CMMoore Offline
Gold Member (200+ posts)

Registered: 07/01/09
Posts: 280
Loc: MO, USA
I'm tearing up at your post Hank. Life is so very precious. Love to you.
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CG to my husband, Matt. Dx June 2009 Stage IV Oropharengeal SCC right tonsil primary with distant metastases. Rad to neck- Surgeries to lungs- Every avail chemo - ran out of options Jan 2012, called for hospice help Feb 2012, at rest March 19, 2012.

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#156333 - 10/16/12 09:25 AM Re: and, the results are back.. [Re: CMMoore]
Pandora99 Offline
"OCF Canuck"
Patient Advocate (1000+ posts)

Registered: 09/14/06
Posts: 1319
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Glad to see you back Hank. We fully understand the need to pull away at times - but glad you have come back. As a survivor, I'm sure - should you pop in occasionally - that there is some new person who would benefit from your experience.

Donna
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Donna,60,SCC L Tongue T2N1MO Stg IV 4/04 w/partial gloss;32 radtx; T2N2M0 Stg IV.New primary R tongue-2nd partial gloss w/graft 10/07; 30 radtx/2 cispl 2/08. 10 yrs from 1st dx, 6 yrs since 2nd dx. Surviving isn't easy,but grateful for EVERY day.Proudly Canadian - YES, UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE IS WONDERFUL! Cancer does not eliminate vanity - I would still rather be 59!

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