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#147929 - 04/08/12 12:31 AM Back again.
EzJim Offline
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 06/12/07
Posts: 5260
Loc: Mingo Jct., Ohio
I am back no thank you to the internet. Somehow this thing got a virus again and it was nasty. I cured it myself and so far, cross whatever, and it's working. I go to Pittsburgh a week from Monday to see the Plastic Surgeon and see what and if he has come up with anything new to try. I hope he takes this trach out.As you know it is a pain in the rump. I didn't realize that taking care of meds and feeding thru the tube would take so much time. HAPPY EASTER ALL AND KEEP THE SMILES GOING. Luv ya all.
Since posting this. UPMC, Pittsburgh, Oct 2011 until Jan. I averaged about 2 to 3 surgeries a week there. w Can't have jaw made as bone is deteroriating steaily that is left in jaw. Mersa is to blame. Feeding tube . Had trach for 4mos. Got it out April.
--- Passed away 5/14/14, will be greatly missed by everyone here

#147947 - 04/08/12 04:05 AM Re: Back again. [Re: EzJim]
Cheryld Offline
"OCF Canuck"
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 5260
Loc: Toronto canada
Hugs, good luck, and fingers crossed fo u
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

#147949 - 04/08/12 05:48 AM Re: Back again. [Re: EzJim]
julieann Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 875
Loc: Alabama
Dang, Jim. Don't wait so long to let us know what's going on with you. We all love you and care for you. We want to know what you're going through so plase keep us informed. I sure miss our posts and please let us know what the next step will be for you and if you will get your trach out. Is there any hope for the jaw surgery you were expecting to have but was postponed? Love you and waiting for news.
Nov 2007 SCC on right tonsil following tonsillectomy. Was smoker, QUIT. (Stage IV T2 N2b) 7 weeks radiation one day/wk chemo (carboplatin and 5-FU). Allergic to Taxol; PEG in, lost 30 lbs. TX completed January 2008. PEG out mid- 2008. PET/CT 1/17/2011;2/3/12 NEGATIVE for cancer smile

#147950 - 04/08/12 07:22 AM Re: Back again. [Re: julieann]
Bloop19 Offline
Senior Member (100+ posts)

Registered: 06/01/09
Posts: 138
Loc: Arizona
Wow, I have been thinking about you too. I even looked at your posts and saw you hadn't posted in a month and was worried. I am now on the colon cancer forum but I always check up on my friends that helped me so much through oral cancer. And you're right there on my "check on" list.
BOT-SCC Partial glossectomy 7/16/09.
Stage IV, Rt ND 10/2/09.
Teeth out 11/5/09.
Port/peg in, 11/20/09.
7 wks rad & chemo, end 1/22/10
lung, colon biopsies 1/9/11 - both cancer
colon resect surg 1/10/11
Folfox + Avastin - discontinued 6/11
lung surgery 3/13/12, 5/1/12
mets to liver and bones
passed away 9/4/13

#147971 - 04/08/12 05:27 PM Re: Back again. [Re: Bloop19]
Maria Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 07/15/11
Posts: 945
Loc: Ohio
Its good to hear from you, Jim, and glad that you smacked your computer back into functionality. Hope that your weather is good this coming week, and that you can get out to enjoy it. The red winged blackbirds are back, and I can see (and hear) them in the birch tree outside my window. My husband just got the first mow of the season completed, and our son is visiting for Easter, so all is as it should be here. Best wishes for a good plan in Pittsburg.
CG to husband - SCC Tonsil T1N2M0 HPV+ Never Smoker
First symptoms 7/2010, DX 12/2010
TX 40 IRMT (1.8 gy) + 10 Cetuximab
PET Scans 6/2011 + 3/2012 clear, 5 year physical exam clear; chest CT's clear of cancer. On thyroid pills. Life is good.

#147980 - 04/08/12 08:06 PM Re: Back again. [Re: Maria]
Gabe Offline
"OCF Down Under"
Patient Advocate (1000+ posts)

Registered: 08/02/07
Posts: 1301
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia
Posted this on an older post of yours by mistake Jim so here it is again blush

So if I am reading this correctly is was pneumonia for you and a virus for your computer? Antibiotics all around sick
Happy Easter, take care and luv ya too!!
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
24cm GIST tumour removed 8/2013. Indefinite Oral Chemo.

1/31/16 passed away peacefully surrounded by family

#148112 - 04/11/12 07:52 PM Re: Back again. [Re: Gabe]
Nancy T Offline
Gold Member (200+ posts)

Registered: 08/28/08
Posts: 238
Loc: Henrico, Virginia
Good to see you're still in good spirits! Sending good luck your way for your meeting with the plastic surgeons next Monday -- hope they've imagined something great for you -- which includes taking the trach out!!! Take care and a belated Happy Easter to you.

CG/Mom: 5 1/2 years SCC upper palate,4 recurrences, surgeries, chemo & radiation. Mom went to Heaven 1/21/11.

#148114 - 04/11/12 08:07 PM Re: Back again. [Re: Nancy T]
SUEZ Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 07/21/10
Posts: 531
Yes great to hear you on here again AND BLOOP!!! How are you doing lady???
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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