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Vocal Cord Cancer

Mt_Gal
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Joined: Sep 2009

I GOT UP ONE MORNING AND COULDN'T SPEAK A WORD I THOUGHT IT WAS MY SINUS GIVING ME TROUBLE AS ALWAYS IN THE FALL AND SPRING. SO I WAITED AND TRIED TO CLEAR IT UP AS USUAL BEFORE SEEING A DR THEY SENT ME TO A THROAT SPECIALIST AND I HAD BIOSPY LAST FRIDAY THE 28TH OF AUGUST 2009.
IN THE OFFICE WHEN HE LOOKED UP MY NOSE INTO MY THROAT AND SAID HE SEEN A MASS I JUST COULD JUST FALL IN MY STEPS. THE C WORD WAS HARD FOR ME TO DEAL WITH IVE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH INMY LIFE. I HAVE 8 SPINAL SURGERIES WITH RODS, 4 KNEES AND SHOULDERS SURGERIES I HAVE VERY BAD ARTHR**** OSTO OF THE BONES NOW I FEEL THAT IM IN A BATTLE FOR MY LIFE I WILL GO TOMORROW THE 2ND TO SEE THE STAGE ETC. HE DID SAY I WOULD HAVE TO TAKE 6 WEEKS OF RADTION FOR 5DAYS A WEEK.
IF SOMEONE HAS BEEN THROUGH THIS PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO EXPECT IM SCARED TOO DEATH. I NEED SOMEONE FOR SUPPORT IM GOING CRAZY.
THANKS
CANCER IN TN

Mt_Gal
Posts: 2
Joined: Sep 2009

Thanks Sherri,
For your kind words can you tell me what to expect. I will know tomorrow what is going on I had a biospy last Friday and he told me he took a cancerous polp off the vocal cord and that there was a leison still on the vocal cord he was concerned about and he would dicuss this more tomorrow when I go in to find out the results from the biospy. We have three parents with parkisons and the alizhirms can't spell diseases and my mom had to go into a nursing home but my husband is worn out going to Ky every week then this came up with me no one deserves what this wonderful man has been through. I've been married 41 yrs to an angel he just got over Bladder cancer his was on the surface he didn't even have to have treatments he has been clear for 3 yrs. I'm sorry Hon I've been through alot and I stay in consant pain but when I heard the C word it just about took me away. I'm praying when I walk through those doors tomorrow that everything that is there is a stage 1 what was your husbands. How is her doing so glad he is doing well if that is your photo you have a nice family, I have a daughter married and son single. she is 40 son is 37 divorced. she is a occupational therpist and teaches it at the college here and works during the day at school for the kids therapy. my son teaches voc carparteny at a high school and builds home in the summer hes a home builder construction worker when hes out of school. he has a log home near the Douglas Lake he's trying to sell now. I have a lovely supportive family and I hate to put more health issues on them. but Im always stright with them. Any informtion you can offer I'd appreciate it. I go tomorrow morning and I can't sleep tonight. We live in the Great Smoky Mts of TN
Debbie thanks for writing sherri.

tdaniels58
Posts: 21
Joined: Jan 2009

my love has stage 3 cancer of the voice box. i knew he had esphogeal cancer, just he never told me where the cancer was. until yesterday, when we were talking and he said it was in his vocal chords and that surgery would mean removing his voice box, he is so private and so strong. he continues to work even when the chemo is raging in his joints. he said it hurts in every joint. it took him 30 minutes to get his leg out of bed, my heart is so heavy with worry. He is an amazing man and has been on oral chemo and radiation since dx in jan 09. i read that the survival rate is much higher for this type of cancer, which i take great comfort in. i am lost until i hear his voice or see him. he is my heart...he always says "we fill in each other's gaps" and he lives by the motto 'never never give up". kitten says it best, it's not waiting for the storm to pass, it is learning to dance in the rain. we are dancing and living each day to the fullest. that is all we can do.

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kitten0385
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Joined: Apr 2009

It's nice to see you posting again. Keep your hopes up!!

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kitten0385
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Joined: Apr 2009

Sherri,

My thoughts are with you today as you go through the staging process. I know it's a whirlwind of a process and it feels hard to keep your head above water at times, but you can do this. I was 23 when I was diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal cancer, I now have a reoccurrence and am battling it again. I went through 5 weeks of radiation for my esophageal cancer and had minimal problems with it, some nausea and I was very fatigued. I hope all goes well today. Vent, and talk here any time.

Cathy

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