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Dlynn1210's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

    My insurance paid for treatment - the same as they do for every illness or accident and why I have insurance. Many of the doctors and nurses at CTCA are cancer survivors and why they chose to work for CTCA. I was diagnosed with a brain bleed two years ago - my insurance also paid for my 5 day stay in the hospital.

    August 11 at 7:32 PM view post
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      The first CTCA was in Zion IL where every street in town was named after books in the Bible. A doctor started the hospital and when he retired a corporation purchased it as a tax write off. Then it was once again for sale. The man who purchased it and started CTCA lost his mother to cancer and was disappointed in how little his mother was kept informed and how little the family was kept informed as to her conditio...

      August 11 at 6:50 PM view post
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        I totally understand!!! For 2-3 months I had experienced extreme fatigue - I went to bed tried and got up tired. I knew something wasn’t right but 5 doctors didn’t have a clue what was wrong. One did ask if anyone had ever mentioned that I had an extremely enlarged left tonsil. Actually I had always been told I was born without tonsils like my mother. I was later told they were so tiny they didn’t appear to be t...

        August 11 at 12:56 PM view post
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          I know it sounds cliche but I took one day at a time putting one foot in front of the other. I concentrated on doing what I needed to right then and making it through that day. I just focused on winning the battle! The only thing I would do differently would be to agree to a feeding tube sooner. I had Cisplatin chemo which is highly nausea producing. Two weeks into treatment and two chemo treatments I had lost we...

          August 11 at 12:38 PM view post
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            This website was created and is sponsored by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) for cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors. It has individual blogs for different types of cancer because every type has different symptoms with different treatments. I was treated at the CTCA in Zion IL in 2007 for tonsil cancer and have been cancer free for 10 1/2 years after undergoing radiation and chemo. There ...

            August 11 at 11:11 AM view post
            • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

              There are two types of dilations - rigid and balloon. Do you know what kind of dilation your husband is having? A balloon is a tube positioned down the throat and inflated once it is inserted. A rigid involves one tube inserted and then another inserted directly over that tube with another over that tube until the ENT gets the opening stretched to where he wants it. I had two rigid dilations in IL by an ENT t...

              August 01 at 12:23 PM view post
              • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                Possible contributors for cancer are poor choices in lifestyle, genetics, and environmental. I was always health conscious so made sure I ate healthy and exercised regularly. The only ‘possible’ explanation I could come up with for my cancer was environmental. We lived across the river from two oil refineries and for many years I looked out my kitchen window and could see the flames from their smoke stacks. Three...

                July 29 at 1:17 PM view post
                • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                  I’ve had 11 years to research - the same as every person who has ever been diagnosed with cancer. You’ve had six weeks.

                  July 28 at 9:43 PM view post
                  • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                    Encouragement - definitely! Thinking that six weeks after you were diagnosed with ‘some’ type of cancer that you know how to cure cancer - very misleading and can be life threatening. There are cures for cancer - many of us who endured treatment for head and neck cancer ARE living proof because MRIs showed NED two months post treatment. You have only had 6 weeks to research so you believe rather than know the...

                    July 28 at 9:40 PM view post
                    • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                      I am praying to God that no one listens to you about the weird alternative treatment you are claiming works because as you said on another blog - you are living proof it works. You told us earlier that you were diagnosed six weeks ago - hardly enough time to say you are cured. By the grace of our Heavenly Father is the only instant (or 6 week) cure for cancer. Diana

                      July 28 at 8:41 PM view post
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                      About Dlynn1210

                      Patient
                      Head and Neck Cancer, Tonsils Cancer

                      I am married and the mother of five grown children and 14 grandchildren. I was diagnosed in 2007 with SCC of the left tonsil and have been a member of CC since shortly after beginning treatment. I underwent Cisplatin chemo and TOMO radiation at CTCA in Zion, IL and received my last clean scan in Sept 2016. I found a wonderful support system on CC who really understood what I was going through and come back often to offer words of encouragement to those who are now traveling where I have been. I thank God daily for guiding me to CTCA and for guiding me to Cancer Compass. I had a tremendous support system with family and friends but there are not enough words to describe how I feel about my CC family other than to say I would not have made it through as well as I did without you.

                      UPDATE - I am now
                      9 years cancer free. No more scans just annual checkups with blood work completed!!!

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