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#159368 - 12/24/12 10:20 PM It's great to be alive!
gpk101 Offline
Senior Member (100+ posts)

Registered: 04/03/03
Posts: 122
Loc: Atlanta, GA, USA
Thanks in no small part to you terrific folks I am experiencing stable health and feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this Christmastime. Thank you one and all and may every good continually come into your lives. Much love and many thanks!
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SCC right tonsil Dx 14 Feb 03
No surg till Apr 03
Lip resection Sep 05 "frankenface"
Recurr Apr 10
2/3 tongue removed Jun 10
SPEECH/SWALLOW/DROOL challenges FUN!
Dec 10 Tumor @ nodes/larynx/cart artery growing
Erbitux Mar 11 Hyoid bone regrows!?
recur Dec 12
begin taxo chemo
10yrs-still kickin!


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#159370 - 12/24/12 11:09 PM Re: It's great to be alive! [Re: gpk101]
braziliangirl82 Offline
Senior Member (100+ posts)

Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 110
Loc: br
You have such a story! So glad to see all this brightness with you! Keep well and merry xmas! smile
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December, 2011 - T1N0M0 SSC Oral Tongue sugery (Dec 07, 2011). Partial glossectomy, primary closure. Selective Neck dissection, all 57 nodes free. 29 at diagnosis, no risk factors at all. No smoking, drinking and HPV negative. Can you explain? I can't.

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#159389 - 12/25/12 04:40 PM Re: It's great to be alive! [Re: gpk101]
Ingrid K Offline
Senior Member (100+ posts)

Registered: 02/25/11
Posts: 117
Loc: Huntley, IL
You are such an inspiration to all of us. Keep up the good work !
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DX 12/6/10 of T3 SCC Tongue.
Surgery 1/3/11 was hemigloss & forearm free flap, midline mandibulectomy, Neck Disection-All nodes clear.
Ended rads 5/11/11. Taste buds back to about 80%. PEG removed 4/5/12, experimenting eating real food again. If I can do this, so can you !! Stay Strong.

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#159399 - 12/26/12 12:25 AM Re: It's great to be alive! [Re: gpk101]
ChristineB Offline
Administrator, Director of Patient Support Services
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 7935
Loc: PA
Hope you had a great day! Best wishes for your wonderful outlook to continue thru all your days ahead smile
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Christine

SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 rad end 9/27/07, no caregiver
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
total of 185 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 hospital extended 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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#159411 - 12/26/12 06:21 AM Re: It's great to be alive! [Re: gpk101]
Cheryld Offline
"OCF Canuck"
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 4593
Loc: Toronto canada
Merry Christmas and more power to you.
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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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#159429 - 12/26/12 05:59 PM Re: It's great to be alive! [Re: gpk101]
PaulB Offline
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 07/06/12
Posts: 2182
Loc: NYC
Happy Holiday's!
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10/09 T1N2bM0 Tonsil 48
11/09 Taxotere Cisplatin 5-FU
07/10 NED
09/10 Recurrence
02/11 35 IMRT 70Gy
06/11 30 HBO
07/11 NED
09/11 Recurrence
10/11 Radical Neck Dissection
02/12 NED
04/12 Recurrence
05/12 Recurrence
06/12 Selective Neck Dissection
07/12 Recurrence
08/12 Radical Neck Dissection +HD-IORT 12Gy Pec flap
10/12 25 IMRT 50Gy Taxo, Erbitux
02/13 NED
08/13 Recurrence
10/13 Selective Neck Dissection
10/13 RND Carotid, Vagus, assesory nerve removed +HD-IORT 10Gy
12/13 25 Proton Therapy 50Gy +6 Carbo






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#159431 - 12/26/12 07:07 PM Re: It's great to be alive! [Re: gpk101]
David2 Offline
Patient Advocate (1000+ posts)

Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 1195
Loc: Los Angeles
A great and refreshing outlook after so much, as we say in the old country, tsooris (trouble). Best for the new year.
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David 2
SCC of occult origin 1/09 (age 55)| Stage II TXN1M0 | HPV 16+, non-smoker, moderate drinker | Modified radical neck dissection 3/09 | 31 days IMRT finished 6/09 | PET-CTs clear through 1/13!

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