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    I agree with ligiap66 in that if you trust your medical team, you would be best to follow their advice. If you don't trust them, then you should get a second opinion from an experienced head & neck oncology physician. This cancer is, ultimately, fatal without treatment, even if HPV-driven. If it is HPV-caused, however, you have a better chance of survival and even "cure," IF you receive treatment. And the standar...

    June 21 at 4:35 PM view post
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      My heart aches for you, Catherine, and I'll keep you in my prayers. It is wonderful, though, that you have your little Sophia. Just focus on caring for her and I'm sure that it will help. Love, Marin

      May 31 at 6:23 PM view post
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        Hi Loveurself...I am so, so sorry for your loss and your pain. It will take some time before the ache becomes less sharp and overpowering and you must give yourself that time. Your last sentence might hold the key to your ability to find some solace. You asy that you "will never be the same" and it seems that that might be a part of your husband's last gift to you. There are many people who will never, in their entir...

        May 27 at 3:54 PM view post
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          What a wonderful partner you are! Any one of us would be lucky to have you in our life! Just hold him now and make sure he's comfortable. It sounds like his time is near. I know that you'll be so, so sad, but please be reassured that you were a good wife to him and gave him the most compassionate end possible. Marin

          May 19 at 5:04 PM view post
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            It sounds to me as though you are doing everything that you can to aid his transition from this life. Your love and gentle care is far more helpful and comforting than you can know. Let him know that you love him and don't want him to be in pain. Let him know that he can talk to you and express whatever fears he might have. And if you have access to hospice care where you live, please call them in. They are wonderful...

            May 17 at 3:34 PM view post
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              Hi Casey...I had the same cancer and the same treatment that your wife is currently undergoing. From the very first appointment, I was told to make a mixture of water, salt & baking soda each morning and to keep this with me all day, using the liquid to swish at regular intervals. At first, I thought it rather useless, but as time went on and I couldn't even drink liquids (used a PEG tube at that point), it becam...

              April 05 at 4:22 PM view post
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                Keep coming back here, Carolin, and posting about your experiences and your ups & downs. As I said, we all get it. You can also send a private message to me at any time by clicking below to make a private reply. I'll bet when you get your dentures, you'll feel alot better, so hang in there! Marin

                October 13 at 8:30 PM view post
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                  October 13 at 1:38 AM
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                    The treatment we must undergo for this type of cancer can be very traumatic and can lead to depression or severe anxiety. Does your hospital have specializing counselors available or maybe a support group? Another option might be a short course of anti-depressants. Even if none of these appeal to you, sharing your feelings here can be very helpful. Most of us really do get it and can offer advice and support.

                    October 13 at 1:36 AM view post
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                      It took me about 6-8 months to begin to feel better. I'm now almost a year post-treatment and I still have crummy taste buds and only slight pain (I'm thinking it's scar tissue or tight musculature, but certainly not pain from radiation burn any more) when I yawn. The fatigue, for me, lasted about 8 months or more and it wasn't until I started taking a multivitamin and eating fish (I was a vegetarian before) that I s...

                      October 12 at 6:57 PM view post
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