I think this would encouraging for new and old members to read how long you have survived H&N c (cannot give it a capital)
I am a 5 month survivor of Right tonsil c, with 1 lymph node involvement T1N1M0
Cheers Jen xxxxx
17 years from January 17th 1996
right tonsil. 3 years next month. everything going well except still no taste at all and maybe half my saliva back
I am 2 years 10 months 10 days and about 6 hours but who's counting. Have bad cold now, but have been NED since nov 2010.
wishing you all long and healthy, happy lives.
All the best, Steve
Can't believe I started this soooo long ago. Scans last week showed ned again. 3 years have now past and I'm still here happier than ever xxxx Jen
Glad we are both here along with so many others that have posted on this thread since you originally postedd...
Congrats ~ John
3 years in march. right tonsil
3 years in march. right tonsil. i cant seem to enter anything just one time. you can tell im not computor literate
IT seemed like the thing to do. Welcome to the old posters that I remember. I happy for those that are still Kicking! I morn the loss of those that fought the good fight! I will see them soon enough. Keep on keeping on cancer survivors!
Good to see and hear you are kickin..... Hoping your luck holds out for many years....
Best ~ John
14 years T2N3M0 SSC life is good here
12 yrs 5 months 11 days! NPC stage 3 7.5 weeks of rads, 3 3hr chemo sessions during that, partial radical neck dissection then 3 weeks, 1 week a month for 3 month, 24hr a day chemo.
Side effect, or set backs I like to call them but still here and still LIVING!
i'm 13 months ned. i had cancer of the voice box and have had a total laryengectomee. i also went thru 35 rad trmnts when it was first discovered iin 8/09. it returned in 2/12. that's when i had the laryengectomee and i've been ned since. getting ready for another pet in about 3 months. days are hard but i'm sure they'll continue to get better with each new day i'm blessed with. it's just very hard dealing with a trake.
you are all in my prayers. God bless,
I was diagnosed one year ago today. I am feeling great, back at work,
after (of course, as many of you know) a long haul.
Cancer free since PET all clear sign since 9/12. Oncologist
doesn't want to see me until Sept 2013.
Spent last night celebrating 30 years since my first date
with my husband. Life doesn't get much better than this.
My husband is two years post treatment now. Two and a half years post diagnosis. He was stage 4 throat and base of tongue cancer. He's still skinny as heck, low immune system, fatigues easily, has thick foamy saliva, has to take a water bottle everywhere, struggles a bit when eating, but he does eat. He eats steak, hamburgers, fish, pasta, pretty much whatever he wants. But that didn't come until at least a year post treatment. It might take him two hours to eat a meal, but he eats it and enjoys it. We take trips now and go to a lot of concerts and theater. It's best to sit on the end of row seats, in case he has a coughing episode and needs to step outside without disturbing the rest of the audience. And we have found it best to stay in hotels that have room service, because then he can order in and eat in the room if he's not feeling up to going out. But we just went to New Orleans recently and he did eat in several restaurants. It was great to see him chowing down on some beignets at breakfast and crawfish gumbo at lunch. He even indulges in a glass of wine a few nights a week, which with him being somewhat of a connoisseur prior to diagnosis, he was miserable thinking he'd never be able to do that again. But we're living. Living well, even. Life is going on!