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#106821 11-11-2009 06:40 AM
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Hope all have a happy and safe Holiday. I would like to thank all our Veterans and their families for there service to our country!!! Semper-Fi Bob


Bob age 57, non smoker,non drinker, ended treatment on 11 Nov 2007 and started back to work on 29 Nov 2007. Veterans Day 2012 the Battle was lowered, folded, Taps was played and the Flag buried as I am know a 5 year survivor. Semper-FI !!!
Bob Whyte #106832 11-11-2009 07:24 AM
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Yes, thanks to all the vets and their families.


David

Age 58 at Dx, HPV16+ SCC, Stage IV BOT+2 nodes, non smoker, casual drinker, exercise nut, Cisplatin x 3 & concurrent IMRT x 35,(70 Gy), no surgery, no Peg, Tx at Moffitt over Aug 06. Jun 07, back to riding my bike 100 miles a wk. Now doing 12 Spin classes and 60 outdoor miles per wk. Nov 13 completed Hilly Century ride for Cancer, 104 miles, 1st Place in my age group. Apr 2014 & 15, Spun for 9 straight hrs to raise $$ for YMCA's Livestrong Program. Certified Spin Instructor Jun 2014.
davidcpa #106833 11-11-2009 10:00 AM
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Yes, thank you all for your service to this country!

Take care,
Eileen


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Aug 1997 unknown primary, Stage III
mets to 1 lymph node in neck; rt ND, 36 XRT rad
Aug 2001 tiny tumor on larynx, Stage I total laryngectomy; left ND
June 5, 2010 dx early stage breast cancer
June 9, 2011 SCC 1.5 cm hypo pharynx, 70% P-16 positive, no mets, Stage I
Eileen #106842 11-11-2009 11:19 AM
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Hi Bob....thank you for starting this....I was thinking of you this morning when I was making my bed. I was listening to the radio and they were talking about Veterans Day and a special day for the Marines that just passed. I didn't catch what that was about but it made me think of you:) I'm sure there are other Verterans on the boards so I thank all of you!!


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:)
suzanne98 #106850 11-11-2009 02:05 PM
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Yes, thank you and happy Veteran's Day!
(Tim) Stoj this means you too, if you are out there!


Ginny, spouse of MikeG. SSC BOT T2N1M0 Stage III, Dx 06/27/06 at age 52, Tx 07/31/06 through 09/28/06 Chemo Cisplatin & 5FU x2, Radiation x42. Cancer free and doing well.
MikeG #106884 11-11-2009 08:40 PM
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Speaking of Veterans, there was an interesting conversation on a talk radio show today that I listen to regularly.

The discussion was making the point that in order to be called a veteran, you had to serve in the military and be stationed in a country that we were at war with. I had never heard this and was quite taken aback. I googled the term and it seemed from what I read, that you just had to serve in the military to be a veteran.

I served two years in the Air Force as a dentist during the Vietnam War. I never went overseas, but treated many personnel that were shipping out.

Despite not being in combat, I always considered myself a Veteran. I served my country, I was honorably discharged and am proud of my contribution.

Does anyone know the true definition of a Veteran?


Jerry

Retired Dentist, 59 years old at diagnosis. SCC of the left lateral border of the tongue (Stage I). Partial glossectomy and 30 nodes removed, 4/6/05. Nodes all clear. No chemo no radiation 15 year survivor.

"Whatever doesn't kill me, makes me stronger"
wilckdds #106891 11-12-2009 05:31 AM
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IMO anyone who served their time in the military, voluntarily or thru the draft, is a Vet regardless of what anyone else might say.

So happy V day Jerry.


David

Age 58 at Dx, HPV16+ SCC, Stage IV BOT+2 nodes, non smoker, casual drinker, exercise nut, Cisplatin x 3 & concurrent IMRT x 35,(70 Gy), no surgery, no Peg, Tx at Moffitt over Aug 06. Jun 07, back to riding my bike 100 miles a wk. Now doing 12 Spin classes and 60 outdoor miles per wk. Nov 13 completed Hilly Century ride for Cancer, 104 miles, 1st Place in my age group. Apr 2014 & 15, Spun for 9 straight hrs to raise $$ for YMCA's Livestrong Program. Certified Spin Instructor Jun 2014.
davidcpa #106932 11-12-2009 04:40 PM
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Tanks....oops, thanks.


Jerry

Retired Dentist, 59 years old at diagnosis. SCC of the left lateral border of the tongue (Stage I). Partial glossectomy and 30 nodes removed, 4/6/05. Nodes all clear. No chemo no radiation 15 year survivor.

"Whatever doesn't kill me, makes me stronger"
wilckdds #106934 11-12-2009 04:57 PM
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Funny Jerry, "tanks" LOL.
BTW, happy Veterans Day yesterday to you and my hopes for many more!


Ginny, spouse of MikeG. SSC BOT T2N1M0 Stage III, Dx 06/27/06 at age 52, Tx 07/31/06 through 09/28/06 Chemo Cisplatin & 5FU x2, Radiation x42. Cancer free and doing well.
wilckdds #106937 11-12-2009 05:02 PM
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I have a good friend who was a LtCol in the USAR. He always said he felt "less of a veteran" not having served in a combat zone. I said that, in my opinion, anyone who put the uniform on, no matter where they served, or what they did, is a veteran and deserving of our respect.


John Retired US Government (DoD)
Age: 61
SCC/BOT discovered neck mass 11/08
Removed neck mass 09/01/09
Final Diagnosis after scoping on 02/08/09
Chemotherapy and Radiation: Paclitaxel and Carboplatin, 8 weeks of chemo (1X weekly) and daily radiation both sides of neck). First treatment 03/02/09
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