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Thinking of you, Jim. Hope all goes well tomorrow.


Tracy - 33 at diagnosis
SCC right ventral tongue Dx 4/11.
T1N2M0
1st resection 5/11.
Bilateral neck dissection: 2 pos nodes
2nd resection w/graft 6/11.
Erbitux x 11 completed 9/11. IMRT x 30 completed 8/11.
3 month MRI and PET/CT all clear.
6, 9, 12 and 24 month post treatment MRIs all clear.
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Jim,

I love you. You're a hero of mine and one of, if not the, toughest people I know. I look at you as a father figure, someone I've looked to for an example on how to handle myself on this crazy journey.

I do hope that you have someone posting updates for you or have a way to communicate to us how everything is going. We worry because we love. I'm not sure why I worry, you're tougher then nails, I just hope they can get you patched up and get you out of pain.

You are on my mind and in my heart Jim.

Love you

Eric


Young Frack, SCC T4N2M0, Cisplatin,35+ rads,ND, RT Mandiblectomy w fibular free flap, facial paralysis, "He who has a "why" to live can bear with almost any "how"." -Nietzche "WARNING" PG-13 due to Sarcasm & WAY too much attitude, interact at your own risk.
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Jim,

As you are getting yourself ready for tomorrow, remember how many of us love you and are with you every step. I am going to miss your posts while you are in the hospital. You are a wonderful wise, courageous man with a great sense of humor. I am so glad you are getting the attention you need on your jaw. And I am hopeful that you can get relief from your pain, too. It's not easy to surrender yourself into the hospital and the health care team for what could be weeks. But you are doing the right thing. I'll be thinking about you lots and I send you my bestest hugs and healing thoughts.

Love,
Anita


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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 7/21, 10/22
PEG 7/21
Botox injections
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Everything Anita said, I second that!!!

You are a wonderful, thoughtful person, thinking of you!!!

Susan


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

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Hey Jim, thinking of you - hoe you will have your comp. Available to you when you are feeling up to it... We'll miss you here! Best of luck with your surgery - I know you're tough and you'll get through it fine!!! smile hugs and heal well! Wil say prayers that your surgery goes super quick and healing even moreso!


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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As usual, Eric took the words right out of my mouth wink.
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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
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Jim,

So sorry you are going through yet another major surgery. I sure hope and pray that this puts an end to the pain you have been going through and fixes all that needs fixing! You have the love, support and prayers of all your OCF angels and buddies! Please keep us posted and know we are there with you watching over you!

What hospital will you be in?

((((HUGS))))) and prayers to you my friend!!!!!


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)
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Best wishes for your surgery Jim.
We will all be thinking of you and waiting to hear that all is OK with you.
Love and hugs from your angel Gabriele xoxox


History Leukoplakia bx 8/2006 SCC floor mouth T3N0M0- Verrucous Carcinoma.
14 hour 0p SCC-Right ND/excision/marginal mandibulectomy 9/2006, 4 teeth removed, flap from wrist, trach-ng 6 days- no chemo/rad.
6 ops and debulking (flap/tongue join) + bx's 2006-2012.
bx Jan 2012 Hyperkeratosis-Epithelial Dysplasia
24cm GIST tumour removed 8/2013. Indefinite Oral Chemo.

1/31/16 passed away peacefully surrounded by family

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Jim,

Get it done and then come back to us... we need you!

My Strength to You,
Catherine


Catherine

2mm tumor excised 09/23/2008 (floor of mouth)
SCC (superficially invasive, well-differentiated)
Stage 1, T1N0M0
01/2009 and 01/2010 - PET/CT clear
Four and 1/2 years - NED!
"Detection can be easy, treatment is not!"
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Jim - I hope the surgery goes just the way it's supposed to and that your recovery happens in record time! Please do arrange for us to get updates so we know how you are doing. Love and prayers going your way.


Anne-Marie
CG to son, Paul (age 33, non-smoker) SCC Stage 2, Surgery 9/21/06, 1/6 tongue Rt.side removed, +48 lymph nodes neck. IMRTx28 completed 12/19/06. CT scan 7/8/10 Cancer-free! ("spot" on lung from scar tissue related to Pneumonia.)



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