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#86370 12-18-2008 06:06 PM
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Today I recieved the all clear from the Doctors. PetScan, CT Scan and chest X-ray show all clear of cancer!!! What a fight this has been, but now I can raise the Battle Flag in VICTORY over this enemy. For 2009 the follow-up visits will be every 8 weeks with the whole team, the only change is the time between appointments. For the new Warriors in this battle there is the prospect of victory over this enemy. Hope everyone has a happy holiday season and Merry Christmas to all. 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 !!!
Bob Whyte #86372 12-18-2008 06:15 PM
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Bob,

Congratulations on your one year anniversarry. Wishing you many, many more of these.

How's the snow up there? I might be heading up for some skiing.

Jerry


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Retired Dentist, 59 years old at diagnosis. SCC of the left lateral border of the tongue (Stage I). Partial glossectomy and 30 nodes removed, 4/6/05. Nodes all clear. No chemo no radiation 15 year survivor.

"Whatever doesn't kill me, makes me stronger"
wilckdds #86375 12-18-2008 06:50 PM
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Congrats and keep up the good work and don't forget to post updates for us.


Since posting this. UPMC, Pittsburgh, Oct 2011 until Jan. I averaged about 2 to 3 surgeries a week there. w Can't have jaw made as bone is deteroriating steaily that is left in jaw. Mersa is to blame. Feeding tube . Had trach for 4mos. Got it out April.
--- Passed away 5/14/14, will be greatly missed by everyone here
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Congrats on your anniversary! Hope you have the best holidays. With this news you can really celebrate New Years and put the whole thing behind you for 2009.


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 #86379 12-18-2008 07:31 PM
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Bob,

You don't know me as my family is new to this game but I just wanted to say Congrats on your 1st year anniversary and to say that you did my heart good to hear this news. I also loved your description as warriors... I told Adam that he was going to need a cape and a cool super hero name when he was finished with all his treatments!

--Di

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Di CG to husband, Adam (30 yrs old). SCC of left anterior tongue, T1N0M0. DX 10/27/08. Partial glossectomy 11/5/08. Carboplatin/Taxol (x3) begins 12/17/08. Radiation (x35) concurrent w/ Cisplatin/Erbitux to begin in January. And raising a 3.5 year old daughter! Yikes!
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The best news Bob,it just proves the theory old soldiers never die!!!


love and congrats from an old battle ally
liz


Liz in the UK

Husband Robin aged 44 years Dx 8th Dec 2006 poorly differentiated SCC tongue with met to neck T1N2cM0 Surgery and Radiation.Finished TX April 2007
Recurrence June/07 died July 29th/07.

Never take your eye off the ball, it may just smack you in the mouth.
Cookey #86390 12-19-2008 06:39 AM
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that one year is a great feeling and lets hope you have 50 more.


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.
davidcpa #86397 12-19-2008 09:11 AM
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Way to go . . . I hope to be reporting the same in another month or so!


Bill . . . SCC - originated in right tonsil, drifted into neck ( 28 lymph nodes removed - one positive ). Radical neck dissection in September 07, completed 34 radiation tx on January 4, 2008. Used Peg. Non smoker, 61, good shape, no previous health issues. Second year PET scan - "all clear".
William1949 #86398 12-19-2008 09:44 AM
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Bob,

What a great early Christmas present!! I'm one year behind you and I cannot wait for the exact same news.

May you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


7-16-08 age 37@Dx, T3N0M0 SCC 4.778cm tumor, left side of oral tongue, non smoker, casual drinker, I am the 4th in my family to have H&N cancer
8-13-08 left neck dissection and 40% of tongue removed, submandibular salivary gland & 14 nodes clean, no chemo, IMRTx35
11-4-08 Recovering & feeling better
Ray1971 #86404 12-19-2008 11:41 AM
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Congrats Bob

Wave that flag long and proud!!!

Kevin


9 YEAR SURVIVOR
SCC Tongue (T3N0M0) diag 06/2006.
No evidence of disease 2010
Another PET 12-2014 pre-HBO, still N.E.D.


�Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. It matters that you don't just give up.�
Stephen Hawking

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