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#142654 11-08-2011 04:36 PM
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To all my brother and sister warriors I hope you have a very happy Veterans day!! I hope everyone takes a moment to Thank a Veteran for their selfless service to our great nation on Nov. ii. 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 !!!
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Bob,
I take this moment to thank YOU! For your selfless service to our Nation, and for your contributions to these Forums.


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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Thank you Veterans! Our freedom is a gift to cherish and give thanks for.
Ginny


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.
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Happy Vets Day! and Semper-Fi to Bob.


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.
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Semper-Fi Bob! Thank you to all of our vets, not just on Veterans Day but always!


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
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In Canada November 11th is called "Remembrance Day" and is a statutory holiday for all. Normally, all businesses are closed until at least 1pm.

11/11/11 at 11:00 am, we will stand in honour of all of our veterans and the sacrifices they have made.

Donna


Donna,68, SCC L Tongue T2N1MO Stg IV 4/04 w/partial gloss;32 radtx; T2N2M0 Stg IV; R tongue-2nd partial gloss w/graft 10/07; 30 radtx/2 cispl 2/08. 3rd Oral Cancer surgery 1/22 - Stage 1. 2022 surgery eliminated swallowing mechanisms so am now a “for life” tube feeder. I am working hard to get used to that while fulfilling my dreams. Surviving isn't easy,but grateful for EVERY day.Proudly Canadian - YES, UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE IS WONDERFUL! (Not perfect but definitely WONDERFUL)
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As we are also (still) a Commonwealth country we celebrate much the same as you do in Canada Donna - only no holiday.
The only thing is due to the time difference we would have aleady observed the minutes silence well before you!
Gabriele


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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The guns fell silent and the "War to End All Wars" was over. We have no more living veterans of that war in the U.S. but thanks to everyone who has served since then.


David R. 65 yr old male non-smoker, light drinker, stage 3 or 4, depending on which doc you ask, scc rt. tonsil, 2 nodes, 7 weeks radiation and chemo. No surgery. Teatment ended 3/20/08. PET scan 8/08 showed no cancer.
And now, as of oct, 2010, caregiver to wife, Linda, with breast cancer.
May, 2013, Linda diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. Enuf already.
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I thought we had learned our lesson of engaging in wars of choice after Vietnam. (The Gulf of Tokin incident never really happened) Our current excursions into the various sandboxes where our sons and daughters are put in harms way, are evidence that we have not learned that lesson. We need to remember those that have served, but I am more interested in a public and a government that exercises better judgement as to when they choose to shed the blood of our loved ones in the future.

Brian, "Doc" to my Marines, First Medical Battalion, Ist Marine Division, TAD to the 5th Marine Regiment, An Hoa Vietnam

All gave some, some gave all.


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[quote=Brian Hill]All gave some, some gave all. [/quote]
All should strive to end it all.
And honor those who have served.

Thank You, Veterans.


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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