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#121835 09-16-2010 02:06 PM
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As some of you may remember, I work at the same school mom as my mom did. Although, she was much more popular and loved than I..

We have a tradition we do one day each year called Cowboy Day (hey, we live in North Carolina). All the students and staff dress up in their best western gear (we are a k-12 school and students wear uniforms) We have a parade with horses, have ponies that play soccer, an assembly with dancing, clogging and singing, a chili cook off and lots more. Our headmaster is a cowboy so this a serious day.
This year in lieu of staff or students wearing a western shirt, the office has been working with a tshirt printing company and have purchased 'cowboy day' tshirts.
They informed me today the proceeds will be going to Oral Cancer Foundation in her honor.

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my mom, age 59.

12/08 surgery & 33x rad
4/09 recurrence
5/09 surgery & 35x rad
12/09 recurrence
1/10 surgery. peg tube, trach, fibula free flap
6/10 recurrence. double chemo treatments.
8/10/10 finally at peace in heaven
EmilyE #121840 09-16-2010 03:44 PM
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How wonderful, Emily. You can bet your Mom is proud and bragging to all the other angels smile
julieann


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Nov 2007 SCC on right tonsil following tonsillectomy. Was smoker, QUIT. (Stage IV T2 N2b) 7 weeks radiation one day/wk chemo (carboplatin and 5-FU). Allergic to Taxol; PEG in, lost 30 lbs. TX completed January 2008. PEG out mid- 2008. PET/CT 1/17/2011;2/3/12 NEGATIVE for cancer smile
julieann #121841 09-16-2010 04:22 PM
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Oh Emily, how wonderful for the school to be honoring your mom like that. It sounds like cowboy day is alot of fun.

Hope you are feeling well.


Christine
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
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 xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile
ChristineB #121843 09-16-2010 05:52 PM
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Wow, that is impressive! What a wonderful tribute to your Mom.


Anita (67)
CG to husband, Clark, 78,
DX SCC 11/07, T4N0Mx, PEG 1/08, RAD, post rad infection 3/08,
HBOT 40 dives, ORN, Surg 11/09 mandibulectomy w/fibular graft.
Plastic Surg 4/10, 12/10, 3/11, 10/11, 4/12, 10/12. All PETS clear,
PEG out 1/11. 6/11 non union jaw fracture
Fractured jaw w/surgery 7/14
Aspiration pneumonia, PEG 7/21 still recovering
AnitaFrances #121850 09-16-2010 11:47 PM
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Emily,

What a great tribute to your mother. Thanks for sharing this with your OCF friends. I hope you are doing well.


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; 30 in 2022 -> Total 105!
Recurrence/Surgeries: Jan & Apr 2010
Biopsy 2/2011: Moderate dysplasia
Surgery 4/2011: Mild dysplasia
Dental issues: 2013-2022 (ORN)
Susan2992 #122156 09-23-2010 06:24 AM
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It's so great to hear from you Emily, I think of you often. That's really a great way to honor your mom. You must be so proud of her. Take care, and stop and see us sometime.

Wendy


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46yrs@ DX 9/16/09 T1N0 SCC of leftlat tongue, poorly differentiated.Partial glosectomy 10/01/09 & 10/16/09 & 11/10/09 60-70% tongue removed, Radical fff, 38 nodes-clear, no rads/chemo. 3 petscans-clear


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