Feb 09, 2010 - 10:46 am
It seems that so many of you did not smoke and mostly all were HPV positive. I am really trying not to live in fear but I want to do everything I can to minimize my chances of getting head/neck cancer. Since my husband was HPV positive, I am at risk. It is now possible to spread via kissing.(so I've read) I do live a pretty healthy life style, never smoked, drink very minimal, and am a vegetarian and run everyday. With that said, I talked to my DR about HPV and she said I could get the guardasil shot. Of course my insurance would not pay for it because it is only approved for girls of certain age, I would have to sign a waiver and the cost is $600. Can't hurt. I think I may even have my 19 year old son vaccinated. I thought I would share that in case any of you may want to think about it for your loved ones. I have already vaccinated my 13 year old daughter.
You all are my HEROS! You have been through so much and yet you are always so positive and upbeat. Stay Strong. My best to you all!
PS. My husband is doing FANTASTIC! He is three weeks into a six week cycle of erbitux, carboplatin and 5-fu and is still working and has not lost one pound. Remarkable.