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#148219 - 04/13/12 08:10 PM Our pal Nate
ChristineB Offline
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I have been texting every day this week with Nate. Today he completed his second round of radiation. It was a rough road for him having chemo with the rads. This week was especially brutal. He really was struggling the past couple days. I told him I wasnt going to post an update until I could post he was finished. This morning, Nate sent me a text with a photo of his certificate of completion.

Congrats Nate!!!!! Let the healing begin!!!!
_________________________
Christine
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07, no caregiver
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo extended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line w/ IV antibiotics 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3 times in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile

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#148221 - 04/13/12 08:54 PM Re: Our pal Nate [Re: ChristineB]
MissBazinet Offline
Supporting Member (50+ posts)

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 50
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Woot! Congrats!
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Female,28 yrs old,Non-Smoker/Social Drinker
T3 N1 M0 SCC Dx 11-10-11
11-23-11 Left Hemiglossectomy
11-30-11 Modified Radical Neck Dissection
01-25-12 Removed another spot on BOT, skin graft (left thigh)
38 RADS Tx Finished April 13, 2012
Living life in spite of cancer and not in fear of it!

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#148222 - 04/13/12 09:54 PM Re: Our pal Nate [Re: MissBazinet]
Maria Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 07/15/11
Posts: 873
Loc: Ohio
That's really good to hear! And I'm impressed that Nate was successful with taking a photo of his certificate with his phone - I would be challenged doing that at the best of times!
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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, 06/2014 physical exam clear; chest CT's clear of cancer. On thyroid pills. Saliva slowly returning. Life is good.

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#148226 - 04/13/12 10:58 PM Re: Our pal Nate [Re: Maria]
Cheryld Offline
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Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 4895
Loc: Toronto canada
Awesome.... Heal well! And fast Nate!
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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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#148231 - 04/14/12 12:45 AM Re: Our pal Nate [Re: Cheryld]
ChristineB Offline
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Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 8388
Loc: PA
Nate is a wiz with electronics! Most younger people are! Texting with him is challenging to keep up, Im like a snail compared to Nate.
_________________________
Christine
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07, no caregiver
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo extended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line w/ IV antibiotics 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3 times in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile

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#148235 - 04/14/12 01:03 AM Re: Our pal Nate [Re: ChristineB]
Gabe Offline
"OCF Down Under"
Patient Advocate (1000+ posts)

Registered: 08/02/07
Posts: 1288
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia
Great news that Nate has now completed his second round of radiation. I know it was not easy.
Hope his healing is speedy and side effects minimal.
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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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#148280 - 04/14/12 10:03 PM Re: Our pal Nate [Re: Gabe]
Kerri Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 501
Loc: MA
Great job, Nate! You are so strong and an inspiration to all of us! Thanks for keeping us posted, Christine smile.
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37 y/o fem at Dx (23 wks preg @ dx on 3/16/11)
SCC L oral tongue (no risk factors)
L partial gloss/SND 3/28/11 @ 25 wks preg
T1-2N0M0; no rads/chemo
Tonsillectomy on 8/6/12 +SCC L tonsil T2-3N1M0 (HPV-)
Treated with 35 rads/7 carbo & taxol (Rx ended 10/31/12), but many hospitalizations d/t complications from rx.
Various scans since rx ended are NED!
Part of genetic study for rare cancers @ MGH.
Just turned 40 and grateful! Hoping for 40 more!

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#148702 - 04/24/12 02:32 AM Re: Our pal Nate [Re: Kerri]
misskate Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 780
Loc: San Francisco,CA
Right on Nate! Congrats and I hope all these treatments and surgeries are behind you for good!!!

Wishing you all the best in your rehabilitation and recovery.

KATE


Edited by misskate (04/24/12 02:32 AM)
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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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#148709 - 04/24/12 04:16 PM Re: Our pal Nate [Re: misskate]
Barb Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (300+ posts)

Registered: 05/27/05
Posts: 497
Loc: Ohio
Congrats Nate! Here's to a quick recovery.
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[i]"The artist, a traveler on this earth, leaves behind imperishable traces of his being." -Fran

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#148715 - 04/24/12 08:47 PM Re: Our pal Nate [Re: ]
SUEZ Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Registered: 07/21/10
Posts: 531
Loc: AURORA, OH
Yay Nate!
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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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