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  • reissens has replied to a post on the message board

    Great news !!!  You give us all hope.  I am 1 and 1/2 months  out of Stage 4a tonils cancer,   7 weeks 33 rads/7 chemo and yes it was hell !!! But I am here !! I  got a feeding tube the last 2 weeks of treatment, I lost nearly 50 lbs and RO said I needed it to make it through recovery. she was right.  I have made tremendous recovery and now have not used tube in 3 weeks and I hope t...

    November 10 at 7:57 PM view post
    • reissens has replied to a post on the message board

      I also had tonsilectomy when ENT  told me it was cancer, biopsy the tonsil, ENT knew it was cancer though,  next day confirmed,  SCC .  PET scan showed another tumor with lymphnodes.  onocologist said Stage 4a T2N2MO,  good news is ENT was right.  I'm 1 month from last treatment.  33 rads/7 chemo,  you are in the right place.  It is easy to be overwhelmed. I was, I gu...

      November 06 at 8:19 PM view post
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        I am 1 month out from treatment for stage 4 R tonsil cancer ..radical tonsilectomy/ 33 rads/7 chemo...  doing well.   Everyday i get a little better... hoping to get feeding tube out in 2 weeks....eating although taste buds not there but thank god i have a little...trying all foods...pet scheduled for december 23.  Hope it will be good christmas news... will never forget the hell i went through bu...

        October 30 at 4:24 PM view discussion
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          Dr did say would get worse before its better.. this first 4 days are not fun... im using tube .. doin ensure.. hard to drink by mouth .. but trying stay positive.. just want normal back but i know it will take time.. thanks for all kind words... 

          October 06 at 12:17 PM view post
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            Rang the bell monday 10/02/17-    stage 4 scc tonsil +hpv-  33rads/7 chemo.  Felt so good to get thru it... got feeding tube last week... hard but gonna get me thru recovery... lost about 50 lbs..  now the recovery starts.. i know i can get thru it.. 

            October 04 at 4:44 PM view discussion
            • reissens has replied to a post on the message board

              Thanks for your good thoughts... even drinking the ensure is getting hard...i have been trying so hard but at my end i think.. but just trying to not have to have a peg

              September 12 at 5:50 PM view post
              • reissens has replied to a post on the message board

                Half way through..  hangin in there..rad effects are here.. chemo is the worse..getting fluids once a week now.. getting very hard now..no peg yet but dr said one more week.. cant eat.. just ensure..im trying..harder days coming i know

                September 12 at 5:13 PM view post
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                  I am half way through.  17 of 33 rad 4 of 7 chemo.  Stage IV SCC T2N2bM0 +HPV ,  Chemo has been the worst for me . I just got my first fluids yesterday with extra nausea meds to helo. Rads effects are here but not full force yet, some mucus, raw, swalliw ok right now, tastebuds gone, no feeding tube but i think that is coming cause cant eat anything but watermellon, no appitite. Have lost 17 lbs, Dr sa...

                  September 09 at 8:26 AM view discussion
                  • reissens has replied to a post on the message board

                    Chemo hit me like a hammer.. was not expecting it so soon but meds help...radiation is 2 down now and that mask is no joke.. i now know what to expect from chemo... gonna try to stay on top of it...  

                    August 18 at 10:04 AM view post
                    • reissens has replied to a post on the message board

                      Ok ...first day in the books....  7 1/2 more weeks of rad/chemo...  but first is done

                      August 16 at 8:16 PM view post
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