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Hi everyone. I was diagnosed in 1998 with squamous cell cancer of the right tonsil, stage IV-b. I was treated with radiation and chemo. I'm grateful to be alive, despite chronic illness brought on mostly by radiation.

I've kept a journal for many years and have corresponded online with many survivors. Recently I started a blog about my cancer experiences, both medical and personal. The blog is based on my journal, correspondences and memories. With this blog I hope to benefit others through the sharing of my personal experiences.

my blog: http://bobby-cancer-odyssey.blogspot.com/

Best wishes to all for good health, wellness and happiness.

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Welcome to OCF! Congrats on being 15 year survivor!!!


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
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Congrats!!


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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