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  • wild2inca has replied to a post on the message board

    Hi Susan, Thanks for the note.  I do hope there are no issues since we enjoy diving so much.  I felt super fortunate that I recovered so fast from the treatment.  I had my feeding tube out at 4 weeks after my final treatment and haven't looked back.  I was very healthy going into the treatment process, and did acupuncture during the entire treatment process, so firmly believe those factors helped...

    December 28 at 4:39 PM view post
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      Greeting All, I do hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season so far.  I had a question I wanted to pose to the group about scuba diving.  I was diagnosed August with Stage 4A SCC in my left tonsil that had metastasized to my lymph nodes.  Treatment was 6x chemo cisplatin and 35x radiation.  Treatment was completed November 14, 2017, so just over a year out now.  PET scan at 90 days showe...

      December 26 at 7:34 PM view discussion
      • wild2inca has replied to a post on the message board

        Hi Stephanie, First, congratulations on the upcoming wedding, I am sure it will be wonderful.  I am a newbe, just 14 weeks out from treatment, first PET scan was on Monday, and got the ALL CLEAR, CANCER FREE from my Doc, so that was great news! But I will tell you, I could have not done this without my wife by my side.  I truly believe she saved my life, in more ways than one.  We have been married n...

        February 17, 2017 view post
        • wild2inca has replied to a post on the message board

          dstan, Are you still dealing with this?  I did as well, and was really good about sitting up after "my feeding" to prevent the gurd that was happening, but often to no avail.  I took Pepsid, I would grind them up, mix with water and push through my tube.  I was doing 2 at least 1/2 hour before feeding, that seemed to help a lot.  I did talk to my Dr about this and he did prescribe liquid Pepsid, ...

          February 17, 2017 view post
          • wild2inca has replied to a post on the message board

            Just a quick note on acupuncture, the needles have never been in the treatment area.  For the dry mouth, they have been in my ears, jaw line, hands, legs, feet, arms, everywhere but the neck.  The most recent issue with the skin sensitivity the needles were placed in my calf, and for the most part, you can barely feel them.  I personally don't like needles, and cannot even watch them draw blood.  ...

            January 26, 2017 view post
            • wild2inca has replied to a post on the message board

              Greetings All, I am just 10 weeks out from chemo and radiation, and sigh at the future for the side effects yet to come.  But, better than the alternative I guess!  Just in the last few weeks, my voice has changed to the more gravelly voice others speak of, and since I talk a lot with my job, it makes it difficult.  Fortunately, I am only a couple years from retirement. I was told in the very beginnn...

              January 26, 2017 view post
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              About wild2inca

              Patient, Survivor
              Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Tonsils Cancer
              Acupuncture, Side Effects

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