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#102247 08-24-2009 03:40 PM
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I spoke to Travis, Christine's son, and it sounds like things went very well today. She had a long surgery (about 10 hours) and they are going to keep her under until Thursday.

Travis (OCF name-TravisB)is planning on posting details later today.

I told him I was going to post a quick note to let everyone know that everything is looking good. All the prayers and good wishes must be doing their thing!!


Margaret
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C/G: Husband, 48 (at time of dx)
Dx 5/18/07 SCC, BOT, lymph node involvement. T1N2BM0. (Stage 4a, G2/3)
Tx 6/18 - 8/3/07, IMRT x 33 Cisplatin x3 (stopped after 1st dose due to hearing issues). Weekly Erbitux started 6/27/07 completed 8/6/07.
mhupe #102252 08-24-2009 04:34 PM
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Hi Margaret...thank you for the update. I wasn't sure when we would hear...I've been checking throughout the day....


Suzanne
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T1 SCC on right side of tongue
Age 31...27 when diagnosed
4 partial glossectomies
No chemo or radiation
Biopsy on 2/2/10-Clear
Surgery needed again...no later than April 2011
Loving life and just became a mother on 11/25/10
It's not what we CAN'T do..it's what we CAN do:)
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Go glad to hear things went well, thanks so much for the update!


Susan Lauria - OCF Director of Events - Always looking for volunteers to help spread the word about early detection! Contact me if you can help!

*Brother passed away from tongue cancer in 2006 at age 47, was co-caregiver, he was non-smoker/casual drinker

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Thanks Margaret, I knew that you would get to us with the update. Thank her son for me too. She;s a very special lady.


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
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I'm planning on a trip to see her early next week. She was so worried about everyone else-she's truly one of a kind.


cg to husband, 48 Stage 1V head and neck SCC. First surgery 9/07. Radiation and several rounds of chemo followed. Mets to chest and lungs. "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." Went home to God on February 22, 2009.
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Sue,

I never asked Christine for the hospital name. Do you have the address so we can send cards?

Margaret


Margaret
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C/G: Husband, 48 (at time of dx)
Dx 5/18/07 SCC, BOT, lymph node involvement. T1N2BM0. (Stage 4a, G2/3)
Tx 6/18 - 8/3/07, IMRT x 33 Cisplatin x3 (stopped after 1st dose due to hearing issues). Weekly Erbitux started 6/27/07 completed 8/6/07.
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Christine is at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown on Cedar Crest Boulevard. There are 3 locations, but the CCB location is the biggest. Here's the address:

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest
Cedar Crest and I-78
P.O. Box 689
Allentown, PA 18105-1556

I'll be heading out of town and will be back on Thursday. If she is able to have visitors later this week I will stop in to see her.

I am thrilled that the surgery went well. I hope and pray her recovery goes even better. Keept those prayers coming!!


Susan

SCC R-Lateral tongue, T1N0M0
Age 47 at Dx, non-smoker, casual drinker, HPV-
Surgery: June 2005
RT: Feb-Apr 2006
HBOT: 45 in 2008; 30 in 2013
Recurrence/Surgeries: Jan & Apr 2010
Biopsy 2/2011: Moderate dysplasia
Surgery 4/2011: Mild dysplasia
Dental issues: 2013-2021
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Thanks Sue!!


Margaret
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C/G: Husband, 48 (at time of dx)
Dx 5/18/07 SCC, BOT, lymph node involvement. T1N2BM0. (Stage 4a, G2/3)
Tx 6/18 - 8/3/07, IMRT x 33 Cisplatin x3 (stopped after 1st dose due to hearing issues). Weekly Erbitux started 6/27/07 completed 8/6/07.
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Thanks for the update, Margaret. I've been wondering all day how it went.
TravisB, please tell your Mom when she is awake that she has many many prayers being sent up for her. We love her here at OCF!
Lori


Lori, cg to H Ron, age 56.
Stage IV Oral SCC-T1N2. Tongue resected and right ND 8/05. Teeth removed, PORT, PEG, IMRT x33, Cisplatin x3. Tx ended 10/05.
Recurrence 7/08 Stage IV. Surgery 8/30/08.
2nd recur. 11/08. 2nd surgery 2/2/09.
3rd recur. 4/9/09. Erbitux wkly. 5/09-?
Ron died 6/6/09.
Lori also passed away 8/20/11, colon cancer
lorileona #102316 08-25-2009 12:02 PM
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I haven't been able to post for awhile but really appreciate the update on Christine. Thanks so much and glad to hear the surgery went well.



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