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#146660 - 03/02/12 04:33 AM Caregivers are Gold
seattlepaul Offline
Contributing Member (25+ posts)

Registered: 02/14/12
Posts: 38
Loc: Washington
69yo male, Steam Engineer, Me=4,SCC=0, loving wife, living life as it comes (no other option)
We are all born from Mother, but live and die alone.
Make the best of it, Mommie did all she could, daddy was just a guidance councelor, the rest is ALL up to you.
...and now, 3rd occurance: Surgery 5/1/12

#146680 - 03/02/12 05:20 PM Re: Caregivers are Gold [Re: seattlepaul]
ZendaT Offline
Senior Member (100+ posts)

Registered: 02/20/05
Posts: 118
Loc: Mesa, Arizona
What a loving tribute, SeattlePaul. I'm in total agreement. Thank you.
Be well. Zenda
12/04 SCC Tonsil, Stage IV T3N2BM0. Mod RND, resect right oropharynx, free-flap, resect right tongue base. Erbitux,Docetaxel,RT X 33. 6/08 Mets lung, hilar lymph node:Carboplatin, Docetaxel. 2010 2nd clinical trial:lung clear, node stable. ORN,trismus,dysphagia. 8-10/2012 cryoablation,brachytherapy,cyberknife to lymph node. 12/12 NED. 6/13 Mets RLL lung: 8/13 cyberknife. 11/13 NED.

#146965 - 03/09/12 04:30 AM Re: Caregivers are Gold [Re: ZendaT]
Sandy177 Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 01/17/11
Posts: 571
Loc: California
Hi Paul,

Thank you for writing such a beautiful thank you note to the caregivers here. You are kind and thoughtful to express in writing the heartfelt appreciation that so many caregivers often long to hear.

I feel blessed to count the wonderful people on this forum among my family. There is an incredible generosity of spirit here from patients, survivors, caregivers and co-survivors. I would have been lost if not for their support. I can only hope that I would rise to the challenge with as much courage and strength as they possess if I have the opportunity to be a caregiver again.

Thank you. God bless you, dear survivor!

Ex-spouse MISDIAGNOSED with SCC-HN IVa 12/10. Tonsils out 1/11. 4 teeth out 2/11. TX Erbitux x2, IMRT x2 2/11. 2nd opinion-benign BCC-NOT CANCER 3/11. TX stopped 3/11. New doctors 4/11. ENT agrees with 2nd opinion 5/11. ENT scoped him-all clear 7/11. Ordered MRI anyway. MRI 8/22/11 Result-all clear.

#146968 - 03/09/12 12:24 PM Re: Caregivers are Gold [Re: Sandy177]
Anne-Marie Offline
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 11/03/06
Posts: 2671
Loc: TN
CG to son, Paul (age 33, non-smoker) SCC Stage 2, Surgery 9/21/06, 1/6 tongue Rt.side removed, +48 lymph nodes neck. IMRTx28 completed 12/19/06. CT scan 7/8/10 Cancer-free! ("spot" on lung from scar tissue related to Pneumonia.)

#146987 - 03/09/12 08:36 PM Re: Caregivers are Gold [Re: Anne-Marie]
KP5 Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 805
Loc: NY
Amen Anne-Marie!!
Kathy wife/caregiver to:
Kevin age:53
Dx 7/15/11
Non smoker, casual drinker
7/27/11 Cistplatin, taxotere,5FU 2/3week sessions, followed by IMRT 125cgy x 60 (2x daily) w/Erbitux weekly. Last rad 10/26/11. Last Erbitux 10/27/11
PEG placed 9/1/11 Removed 11/8/11
Clear PET 10/12 and 10/13 and ct in 6/14

#147042 - 03/11/12 11:02 AM Re: Caregivers are Gold [Re: KP5]
Jeanna F Offline
"OCF Down Under"
Gold Member (200+ posts)

Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 207
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
thank you for the acknowledgement Paul, and may love and light keep you well and free of cancer on your journey...xx
Wife/Carer of Rod, 56, Dx 5/3/09, SCC Oropharnyx T4 N2, End Tx 28th 07/09, 7wks Rad, 3 Cisplatin, primary tonsil, 4cm Lymph right of neck, 1cm left, in jaw & soft palate & base of tongue. Peg 06/09. CT & PET scans 02/11 - NED. Dentures 20/09/11, PEG out 28/10/11.


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