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lady4darknight
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To all my new family,
As promised I would update as soon as the results were in...I do have another tumor. This one appears to go from the left tonsil into the soft palette. The ENT wanted it to be that the spot showing on the PET was hot from my rads but no such luck. The radiologist confirm another mass and when scoped, this new mass is visible as soon as the scope leaves my sinus cavities. The good news was that the original tumor has shrunk and appears to be dying but this new one seems to be growing as fast as the first. This one also appears to be in the nodes. Surgery is being scheduled for Friday as the doctor wants to go in and remove as much as possible and get the biopsies done so that we can decide the best course of treatment. My family and I want to personally thank each of you for prayers and support and words of encouragement. We know we are not alone.
For the newbies coming on here and reading this...DO NOT let this discourage you. Keep up the fight and think positive. Fighting this is like riding a roller coaster. Full of ups and downs. I might be down but I ain't out. I fought this once and I can do it again.
I think the hardest part of this was having to tell everyone I have to start over. Poor Joey..he is so strong but I could hear his voice when I broke the news and I think it broke his heart. But he said we will prevail. We have battled for 2 years and he would rather we find this out now instead of finding out a month or so down the road when I couldn't swallow or something. My kids were devastated to say the least but they are strong and are trying to coordinated schedules for being with me..hard to do with school starting and Max..well he isn't moving out for school. He said he will just commute so he can be with me while everyone else works. But I told him that he will go to college and I expect no less that what his GPA was at his high school graduation. His response was gee mom thanks..lol.
As always I will be faithfully staying in touch thru here and the chat. I love you all and thank you.

Debbie

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johnlax38
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Joined: Aug 2010

Sorry Debbie..my heart broke reading this. Stay strong, easier said than done.

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debbiejeanne
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Joined: Jan 2010

Dear Debbie, I am just heartbroken and I cannot begin to know how you feel. I am so sorry that you have to fight this horrific battel again. I'm glad you have Joey and your kids to be with you. Please let me know if I can do ANYTHING!! You and your family are definitely in my prayers. I you need to talk you can call me 513-931-6693. My heart just goes out to your and your family.
Take care and try to stay strong and positive.
God bless you, friend,
Debbiejeanne

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Hal61
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Joined: Dec 2009

Debbie, sorry to hear about the new obstacle. I'm glad it was spotted and you are proceeding with surgery. As you said, letting it go would have caused problems that can now be avoided. I was touched by your concern at having to tell your family. You're a champ. You're doing everything right to keep the fight, and as I know you know, you're lucky to have such a caring family around you.

My prayers for you, keep posting

Hal

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Joel4
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Joined: May 2010

I am very sorry to hear of this latest development but at the same time I am inspired by your attitiude.
Debbie, my whole family will be praying for you and we take our praying very seriously...
I can feel God moving through this already, all will be well. I wish you the best on Friday and will be praying for a speedy recovery.

Joel

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Pam M
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Joined: Nov 2009

Debbie,
Like I said before - this just means extra innings for this game. I'm sorry you have to keep fighting, and glad you have great weapons to fight with. This is not a loss - just a postponed win. So frustrated for you. And resentful. Time to dig in again. Hope you can pig out until Friday's surgery. Hoping it goes well, and your recovery is boring. Let us know.

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Kimba1505
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Joined: Apr 2010

Debbie,
I read your hard to hear words and at the same time felt the strength within you. You will fight, and you will have armies of support with you all the way. Your family is there, your medical team is there, and we are here. You are a fighter! Kick the sh-- out of that tumor!
Kim

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JUDYV5
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Joined: Jun 2010

So sorry that you have to fight another battle. You are tough and an inspiration to me. I have a son who was also in the class of 2010. The picture that you had posted at your sons graduation was a big force in my going to my sons H.S. graduation (bucket and all).
You know you are surrounded by love - stay positive.

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Glenna M
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Debbie, your strength and attitude amaze me. You are a very strong woman and I know your strength will see you through this next battle. You obbviously have many family and friends who love you and will be by your side through all of this. You also have your family here who will be praying for you daily and helping you through this in any way we can.

I know that what you are going through is what we all fear. I only pray that I can be as courageous as you are if it ever happens to me. You truly are an inspiration to all of us.

Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Glenna

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stevenl
Posts: 587
Joined: Jan 2010

Hi Debbie,

Where do you get all of this strength? You are amazing and I know you will beat this.
Prayers and support are being sent your way.

Best,
Steve

rozaroo
Posts: 667
Joined: Apr 2010

I am so sorry you have to go through this terrible ordeal again. Your courage & strength are an inspiration to us all. My thought's & prayer's are with you & your family.
Roz

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delnative
Posts: 452
Joined: Aug 2009

Let me join in the chorus: I too am sorry you have to battle the beast once again.
But if attitude makes any difference -- and I believe it makes a lot of difference -- you're going to kick cancer's a*s to the curb.
May God bless and keep you.

--Jim in Delaware

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Hondo
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Joined: Apr 2009

I am sorry to hear the news but I am glad to see your positive attitude. I like you love being here with my CSN family so please keep us up to date on how you are doing.

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kimmygarland
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Joined: Aug 2009

What a wonderful attitude. I hope the surgery is very uneventful and you are on the road to recovery and further treatment to get rid of the beast - SOON!

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Jimbo55
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Joined: Jun 2010

Wow, so sorry to hear the latest. Stay strong Debbie.

Jimbo

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davidgskinner
Posts: 81
Joined: Dec 2009

Nothing else to be said...
I hope I can be as strong as you. We are all pulling for you.

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Scambuster
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Joined: Nov 2009

Debbie,

Very disturbed to hear your news and very sorry to know you have to get back in the ring for another round.

You can beat this Debbie. You are an inspiration to all of us and just know we all here as part of your extended family. Your warmth and kindness comes through these pages in waves, as does your courage and will to fight.

Stay strong Debbie.

Scam

greg from pa
Posts: 86
Joined: Jun 2010

I am sorry to hear that you have to go another round . But you can do it! You have not come this far for nothing. Stay stromg and know that we will all be praying for you. And we know that prayer can move moutains. Greg

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Dragons7-7-2010
Posts: 79
Joined: Aug 2010

You're an inspiration your positive attitude gives me a positive role model as I just begin my journey. I meet with my surgical oncologist to discuss the results of my tonsil biopsy Thursday and hope that I can learn from the courage you have shown.

I pray your surgery goes well. Thank you for the blessing you are to all of us on the discussion board.

~ E. Cib

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luv4lacrosse
Posts: 1398
Joined: Jul 2010

your positive attitude will see you through this. I too have a son leaving for college next week 6 hours away and he WILL go and have his college experience.

stay strong, i am pulling for you and your familiy.

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lady4darknight
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Joined: May 2010

Hi all,

As I sit here reading all the outpouring of love from all you, I have tears falling on my laptop. I met with the onco today and it appears I actually have two tumors...one above in the palette and one in the tonsil area. she has already set it up for me to get fitted for the (horrors) mask from hell on Monday the 23rd. I will find out about the chemo next week. My onco said this needs to be hit hard and fast as these tumors were not visible 7 weeks ago.

I want to share a funny story with all of you. Everyone comments on my attitude and I wanted to explain where I get it. I am of scotch-irish-french descent. Apparently I was the most bull headed kid growing up. My family says if I had a notion to do something I did it regardless of whether I was punished or not. Apparently I would take my punishment and then proceed to do whatever it was I was doing to begin with. My nick name growing up?..Johnny Bull..lol. So when I put my mind to it, I guess there is no stopping me. I also credit my father (gone 11 years now after a 3 year battle of colon cancer). My father never gave up. Even with a full colonostomy and wearing a bag, he continue to play softball and bowl right up till 6 weeks before he lost the fight. O by the way..did I tell you I was red headed? LOL.

So I am sitting here amazed with all of your positive attitudes and well wishes and prayers and am very thankful for finding you all. You all have given me strength with your positive attitudes. Pam..this game may have gone into extra innings but I will win. Glenna, Scam, Greg, Hondo, Kimba,Joel,Hal ...all of you. God bless you and know you are all in my prayers. Debbie..I took note of your number and be prepared..I will call. I wish we could all get together and meet as this would be most awesome to me. But for now I will be content to "see" you all this way. Hugs to all you.

Debbie

ps..Dragon, you will get thru this..Please let me know how everything goes.

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Tricia02
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Joined: Mar 2009

Debbie I had to larf when your read the above. I am Irish and was always known as the "bold one" as I did exactly as you did, so I would blame that headstrong behaviour on the Irish lol. I had nasal septum carcinoma and when they found it they said they were going to "throw the kitchen sink at it" as it was an aggresive bugger. After treatment I felt as though they threw the bathroom sinks at it too lol. Debbie that was almost 5 years ago. You keep that bull headed attitude and it will keep you in good stead.

Again good luck with your forthcoming battle.

Douglas08
Posts: 18
Joined: Jul 2010

I agree with Tricia about being Irish. I,m not but my husband is. Reading your comments about growing up I felt I was listening to my husband talk about his 7 siblings.

Debbie attitude is more than half the battle. And with your attitude you will prevail.

It's heartbreaking to hear the news but prayers do work and with so many people praying for you I believe you will beat this.

My husband is 8 months out of Rx and doing very very well. The Irish are stubborn and strong.

My prayers are with you as they are for eveyone on this network of brave and courageous people.

God Bless you

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