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I'm having my first operation 3/10

Joe
Posts: 3
Joined: Mar 2003

Hello, I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma on 1/27/03. I have a rather large ulcer on the left side of my tongue -2x3cms- and a PET-CT scan shows that the left jugulodigastric lymph node is also involved with this cancer. I am going in for surgery on the 10th of March and would like to hear form others who are/have faced this disease. TIA, Joe

psdtx
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2003

Dear Joe,
Today is 3/11,from your post I see you had surgery yesterday.It appears to be similiar to an operation I had in 1987.Well it's 15 yrs later and I am in good health and doing fine.Just wanted to drop you a line of encouragement and wish you well.You will be in our prayers.Would love to hear from you.We are psd.tx@verizon.net or phone 940-464-7451.God Bless
Patrick & Sherry Dillehay

Joe
Posts: 3
Joined: Mar 2003

Patrick & Sherry Dillehay, thanks for the kind thoughts and prayers. I'm doing well at this point. I have some discomfort but I've always done well with pains that I know will eventually go away. Its nice to know that you've fully recovered your health and I hope it stays that way thoughtout all of your years. May God Bless You and Yours, :)

light
Posts: 1
Joined: Mar 2003

Today is the 12th so you have already had your surgery and I hope all is well. I was diagnosed last Feb./02 with squamous cell and had part of my tongue removed last April. I am under closely monitored by my Dr. and currently have a lymph node that is swollen and being monitored. I have spoken to another women that had the same surgery but had her lymph nodes removed also. I am doing fine and you will too. When you are feeling well please let me know how you are doing.

Joe
Posts: 3
Joined: Mar 2003

light, thanks for the response. I'm comfortably recovering my health and strenght. I had some nodes removed from my neck, in addition to the removal of part of my tongue, and I'm scheduled to receive a course of radiation early in April just to insure I have no cancerous micro cells left in my body. I'm feel a bit better each day, and with well wishers I even feel stronger. Hope your doing better and that all goes well with you latest challenge. Keep me posted.

Marvano
Posts: 4
Joined: Apr 2003

Hope everything is going well with you! My name is Marvin and I had radical neck surgery in June of 2001 for the removal of squamous cell carcinoma on the left tonsil followed by radiation for seven weeks. I am doing great and hopefully so are you. The radiation will drain you so be prepared. I can be reached by e-mail at Marvano@aol.com or if you would like to talk on the phone, you can call me at 803-407-8355. I wish you the best!

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