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#196443 - 05/15/18 12:48 PM "Thank goodness it's Tuesday"  
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I was just thinking before, "Thank goodness it's Tuesday".
And I thought, that would be a nice title for a poem or a book. To understand, in my case, Tuesday has become my best day of my week, based on my treatment schedule, and the weekend days off of treatments.
Let me explain further, for those who haven't started treatment, or have just started, and are feeling the new side effects.
The treatment period, can be a long journey, and it will have it's ups and downs, just like life itself.
Don't wish your life away, just hoping you can snap your fingers, and it will be over.
Don't dwell on your worst day, thinking it will always be like that.
My schedule, is 5 weekdays of radiation, and chemo every Wednesday.
I was very dejected on my third Saturday, as my anti nausea drugs wore off, my throat hurt, and I had a bad taste in my mouth from the chemo and mucous. I thought, how can I do 6 1/2 weeks of this, then, who knows how long of a recovery?
Just a few days, later, Tuesday night, it was a beautiful Spring sunset out on my back deck, and I felt like a million dollars. Now, a few weeks after that, the pattern holds.
So yes, every Tuesday, "Thank goodness it's Tuesday".
I found the chemo effects are disappated by Tuesday, and the weekend off of radiation helps with some healing.
So just like the ups and downs in life, remember that the rain will pass, and you will have the sunny days and get through this if you take things one day at a time, and enjoy the little blessings of every day, even if some days are better then others.
And you will learn how to take advantage of the better days.
Like, I haven't been eating solid food well, but as soon as I woke up, feeling good on Tuesday, I went right to the kitchen and had a peanut butter and apricot preserve sandwich.
A nice little blessing to start the day, I finished the whole thing.
Enjoy your "Tuesdays", whenever they come along!

Last edited by CM57; 05/15/18 12:54 PM. Reason: Explain reason why Tuesday is good for me.

Enlarged left cervical lymph node in neck on 1/9/18. Male, age 60. Had retired from working as a computer technician and a project manager for almost 38 years, on 7/1/17.
Node was removed 1/16/18 and found to have SCC P16.
Chest xray clean.
Since then, PET/CT, slight activity left parotid, possible malignancy left lingual tonsil. MRI clean.
3 endoscopies, nothing seen.
2/26/18 Larryngoscopy,primary not found.
TORS 3/23/18 lingual tonsil biopsy.,biopsy negative.
Chemo/rads started 4/18/18.
#197071 - 09/02/18 03:35 AM Re: "Thank goodness it's Tuesday" [Re: CM57]  
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Love your story; it’s inspiring...
I’m learning to enjoy things I never used to as I was moving through life too quickly. Thank you.

Survived my partial glossectomy and neck dissection. Pathology shows no spread but I’m scared of recurrence.
#197072 - 09/02/18 07:27 PM Re: "Thank goodness it's Tuesday" [Re: CM57]  
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Love to read a positive perspective!

Spouse of 56 yr old with BOT cancer
Stage 4a HPV16
3 chemo treatments cisplantin
35 radiation treatments
husband was former smoker/chewed tobacco for 38 yrs.

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