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"Thank goodness it's Tuesday" #196443
05-15-2018 05:48 AM
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I was just thinking before, "Thank goodness it's Tuesday".
And I thought, that would be a nice title for a poem or a book. To understand, in my case, Tuesday has become my best day of my week, based on my treatment schedule, and the weekend days off of treatments.
Let me explain further, for those who haven't started treatment, or have just started, and are feeling the new side effects.
The treatment period, can be a long journey, and it will have it's ups and downs, just like life itself.
Don't wish your life away, just hoping you can snap your fingers, and it will be over.
Don't dwell on your worst day, thinking it will always be like that.
My schedule, is 5 weekdays of radiation, and chemo every Wednesday.
I was very dejected on my third Saturday, as my anti nausea drugs wore off, my throat hurt, and I had a bad taste in my mouth from the chemo and mucous. I thought, how can I do 6 1/2 weeks of this, then, who knows how long of a recovery?
Just a few days, later, Tuesday night, it was a beautiful Spring sunset out on my back deck, and I felt like a million dollars. Now, a few weeks after that, the pattern holds.
So yes, every Tuesday, "Thank goodness it's Tuesday".
I found the chemo effects are disappated by Tuesday, and the weekend off of radiation helps with some healing.
So just like the ups and downs in life, remember that the rain will pass, and you will have the sunny days and get through this if you take things one day at a time, and enjoy the little blessings of every day, even if some days are better then others.
And you will learn how to take advantage of the better days.
Like, I haven't been eating solid food well, but as soon as I woke up, feeling good on Tuesday, I went right to the kitchen and had a peanut butter and apricot preserve sandwich.
A nice little blessing to start the day, I finished the whole thing.
Enjoy your "Tuesdays", whenever they come along!

Last edited by CM57; 05-15-2018 05:54 AM. Reason: Explain reason why Tuesday is good for me.

Enlarged left cervical lymph node in neck on 1/9/18. Male, age 60. Had retired from working as a computer technician and a project manager for almost 38 years, on 7/1/17.
Node was removed 1/16/18 and found to have SCC P16.
Chest xray clean.
Since then, PET/CT, slight activity left parotid, possible malignancy left lingual tonsil. MRI clean.
3 endoscopies, nothing seen.
2/26/18 Larryngoscopy,primary not found.
TORS 3/23/18 lingual tonsil biopsy.,biopsy negative.
Chemo/rads started 4/18/18.
Re: "Thank goodness it's Tuesday" [Re: CM57] #197071
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Love your story; it’s inspiring...
I’m learning to enjoy things I never used to as I was moving through life too quickly. Thank you.



Survived my partial glossectomy and neck dissection. Pathology shows no spread but I’m scared of recurrence.
Re: "Thank goodness it's Tuesday" [Re: CM57] #197072
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Love to read a positive perspective!


Spouse of 56 yr old with BOT cancer
Stage 4a HPV16 positive
3 chemo treatments cisplantin
35 radiation treatments 7000 cGy
former smoker/chewed tobacco for 38 yrs.
Re: "Thank goodness it's Tuesday" [Re: CM57] #198524
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Enjoy your Tuesday.

Thank you for posting this. I'm going to have 6 weeks of radiotherapy with chemo thrown in at the same time. This will be after my surgery.
I was wondering how the 6 weeks will work as all I know is that rad will be 30 sessions, 5 per week. I couldn't see where the chemo was going. (I've got my meeting tomorrow)

Anyway, thank you for posting something positive in such a dark time. I look forward to finding my happy day in the week smile


F 39 x-smoker, rare drink
T4aN1/N2bM0 SCC L lateral tongue &10mm into R
Diagnosed May 20th '19
Pembro trial 5th July '19 2 doses pre-surg 15 post surg
R.I.G fitted 9th Aug '19
Surgery 13th Aug '19 subtotal glossectomy neck dissection RFFR
33 doses Rads due 17th September '19
3 doses cispltin due 16th Sept '19
Re: "Thank goodness it's Tuesday" [Re: CM57] #198612
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As a new patient who hasn’t started treatment yet and your little message has given me hope and a warm feeling that if I need radiation I can do it. I will constantly remember this little paragraph of “Thank goodness it’s Tuesday”.

Appreciate you!


SSC Lt sublingual tongue; Age 62
Positive biopsy 20June2019
Staging done 2 Jul : Stage 1
Quit smoking 15 years ago; not a drinker; no HPV
Pet/ CT 6Jul2019 : Negative. Not even the Lt tongue lit up.
Partial Glossectomy 22Jul2019

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