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Skiffin16
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The anxiety begins....

I had my routine CT this morning...especially stressful on this one as I just had knee surgery. In doing that, they of course knocked me out, and shoved the breathing tube down my throat. This was a week or so ago.

Well every since, my throat on that side has been soar and swollen. Glands are swollwn and hearing kind of muffled. I also have what looks like a lesion or kind of scabby looking patch down deep behind my tongue where I originally had this rollercoaster begin two years ago.

For whatever reason, occasionally I'll get similar symptoms, swollen glands, sore, etc...(no scabby looking patch though). I always get it scoped and so far nothing has shown up on the CT's or PET. But it's still very hard not to get apprehensive.

Keep Shelley and I in your thoughts and prayers this next week or so please...

Best,
John

Mikki332
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Commencing praying!
Mikki

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Extra prayers headed out.

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here's to an uneventfull scan.

Best!!

Mike

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Skiffin16
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Guess your spell check can't help you if you use the right word, but spell the wrong one...

Just my two scents...ummm, I mean since, oh crap...cents.

JG

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Lmao. I have to say, I prefer 'soar'. :) I see I dis that the other day with heeling. Vs healing. Not sure if it was me or my iPhone. Tho I so love a cute heel, so i dunno..

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Hi John, positive thoughts and prayers coming your way.

best, Hal

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John,
Sending strong energy your way and feeling very confident that you are experiencing airway trauma from the tube going down your throat during knee surgery.
How's the knee?
Kim

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Thank you all....

Kim, thanks, the knee is still a little sore...LOL, but much better than it was. I tore the meniscus several weeks ago. Took that long to convince MD's it wasn't arthritis....

JG

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John,
Sending strong energy your way and feeling very confident that you are experiencing airway trauma from the tube going down your throat during knee surgery.
How's the knee?
Kim

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...at least it wasn't a triple.

rozaroo
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My thought's & prayer's are with you both!

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Hoping that you get good results soon. Praying for you both.
Cindi

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I am sending tons of prayers and hugs your way.

Kathy

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Sending prayers your way. The anxiety is a tough thing to overcome. Whenever I go to my cancer center for an appointment my blood pressure is so much higher than usual. Scans are the same way. Anyway, I'll be praying for yet another clear scan coming you way!

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My Prayers, John. Heckuva note that a knee Op could kick the symptom thing in at a body place that should be left well alone with the C history. Hopes and Prayers all is OK.

Believe

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John,

Prayers outbound to Sky-Six for both of you.

Semper Fidelis

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Hi, John. I can't imagine anybody not having anxiety under the conditions you are going through. I'll bet most of us have gone through this at one time or another. I know I am still in crisis mode and I feel the anxiety a lot of the time. My best wishes and prayers coming your way for a clean scan.

Roger

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Although I have to admit, I usually think I'm on the road to being a nut job when I worry about "symptoms" that come up. Looking forward to hearing you joke about the apprehension later this week.

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John & Shelley, My very best wishes and positive thoughts for a clean result from the CT scan. Hope to hear the good results soon. Cheers,

Jimbo

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ratface
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All my best John and wishing a positive outcome your way.

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Our doctors need to be a little more easier on us when they have us under or awake. I have an ENT scoping me a few moths ago and he would pull the tube out to fast and it would hurt bad for a while, so I told him about and he just looked at me like I should not be complaining. He is now on my S_ _ t list of usetobes doctors.

My big 5 year PET and MRI is coming due March 3 at MD Anderson so I too and getting a little worried about it, after all I think that it is normal to worry a little.

Keeping you both in my prayers
Hondo

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OK, I didn't mention that when I had the CT yesterday morning that I stopped by the front desk on my way out. You can request a copy of the results, and they'll burn a CD and copy the report for you for free...available for pick up in 24 hours.

Well of course pciking up the results before seeing the MD's next week was something I had mixed emotions on.

But, I picked them up at 10:30 this morning....

QUOTE "There are no signs of tumor recurrence"

IMPRESSION "No signs of recurrence of the tonsillar tumor. No lymphadenopathy is seen in the neck"

Prayers received an answered...thank you Jesus, thank you all.....

John

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John:

I didn't see that last update before I replied but I said a little prayer right after I posted it! Talk about quick results! That is so wonderful. Keep up the good work!

Jan

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All of you are family, thank you very much....

Like others have mentioned before, since having went through (and still) this overall ordeal. I find that I really enjoy sharing my personal knowledge (through my experiences) and thoughts to those just starting, going through, and after the fact.

I try to be honest and straight forward, while throwing in some humor (just because that's me...). While it's not usually sugar coated, it is what I went through and I try to stay true to that.

The journey is rough, it can be painful, and it just plain stinks....but it is what it is. What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger....adds to your character (and I'm one character for sure), it defines who you are....

It's hard for me to not have the anxiety anymore. But I guess that's only human nature. I do have faith and for KCass, I believe. But being human, I do have a hard time not letting myself think the worst when I'm not feeling well in the head & neck area.... LOL, of course I don't think I've been well in the head area for some time...

I'm one of many, I'm of the Abi-Normal Clan...

Love you guys (that includes the ladies...)
Best,
John

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I am so happy for you!

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Hondo
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That is great news nothing I like better then to hear a NED report. Like you said thanks you Jesus for all your belssing.

Take care my friend and keep doing well
Hondo

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half my spoon of Apple Jacks just dribbled down my front. Every "all clear" is another celebration.

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I love reading good news on this board. Congratulations John. Savor the peace.

Bob

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What great news - it makes me smile.

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My father used to say - "never wish someone good luck, because one cannot ask for luck, luck has its own time and will come by itselve". I never used to understand what he was trying to say, but getting to this site and read about all the people's experiences and love for each other, made me belief that my father touched something with his way of thinking. John, you have received that "good luck" my old man used to tell me about.
Regards Pieter

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Wanted to bid you welcome and say that your father sounded like a wise man. I am am going to chew on that saying a while, thank you.

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Sounds like good advice indeed....

Welcome to the forum............

Best,
John

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John:

You and Shelley are definitely in my prayers. You've been such an inspiration and blessing to me that this is no problem! Best of luck and God Bless!

Jan (Basketcase)

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to hear the news, John. Bigtime to the good.

kcass

rozaroo
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Congratulation's on your great new's! Relax & celebrate my friend!

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Fantastic news!!!
So the breathing tube during knee surgery just roughed you up a bit?
Mark had his 6 month PET today. Awful day with anxiety, headache, grumpy...ugh. Your excellent news helps.
Kim

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I won't really know for sure what's going on until I see my MD's next week. At least for now, I'm feeling better that it's nothing too serious, and hoping it's just irritation from the tube.

Like I mentioned, you can probably also get a copy of Mark's PET if you request it...saves on anxiety, and they are written in enough layman language you can derive the results from the information....

Hope all stays good with you and Mark,

Best,
John

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Yay! Love good news. :)

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Isn't your Port suppose to be removed this month or is it in March ?? Thought I remember you posting that it was to stay in for two years. If so, it's time to get that sucker out.

Larry

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Skiffin16
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Yes Larry, thanks for remembering...I have my MD visits next week, so hopefully, I'll join the ranks of the "DEPORTED"....

JG

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Just great to hear John. All the best all the time. Cheers

Jimbo

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QUOTE "There are no signs of tumor recurrence"
IMPRESSION "No signs of recurrence of the tonsillar tumor. No lymphadenopathy is seen in the neck"

These are awsome words to read and hear - thanks for sharing!
Suzanne

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QUOTE "There are no signs of tumor recurrence"
IMPRESSION "No signs of recurrence of the tonsillar tumor. No lymphadenopathy is seen in the neck"

These are awsome words to read and hear - thanks for sharing!
Suzanne

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YES!!!

wifeforlife
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Awesome!

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What a relief it must have been for you to read those words! Congratulations and take care.

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Great news John.

Scam

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