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osmotar
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Happy New Years Eve everyone. Today I reached another milestone in my journey ; 1 year ago today I finished my treatments and continue to be cancer free. While my journey isn't over , I will continue to see my onco and rad docs every 6 months, my ENT every three, with port flushes, CAT scans and throat scopes thrown in for good measure. Work and getting back to my life has kept me busy, taste has returned to about 95 % , saliva good  most if not all days, still drink a lot of water. The biggest lessons I learned over this past year was how blessed I truly am and to never take  things for granted; the day I heard those 3 words , " you have cancer" has forever changed my life. For those of you who have walked or are still walking this path , whether it's been years, months , weeks or days since you heard those same words , we are an eclectic band of warriors who have been brought together to support and encourage each other , to celebrate our  victories, to cry when one of our H&N friends has met the beast again or lost their battle.  While I don't post as often as I used to, I do check in to read your post, what a godsend for me to have found this site and  the friends I've made here , the encouragement received, you are never ever just words on a screen, blessings come in all forms.  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

 

Linda

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phrannie51
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Read your post, and thought....your words are truly uplifting!!  A year ago, I knew something was wrong with me, but didn't have a clue what I was in for....Now that treatment is over, I too feel blessed in so many ways....ah, the things I've learned since last March!  All good things, no less Smile  The people I've met here are at the top of my list of blessings.

 

p

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phrannie51
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this is another new years resolution....restraint of clicking finger.

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Skiffin16
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I think I'll start a tradition with you, an annual congrats, each of the many New Years Anniversaries in our future... cool

John

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osmotar
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CoolSealed

Works to me my friend

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ToBeGolden
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We really need to hear the good news, and the time cancer free. Your words have been very uplifting. Once again, thank you. Rick.

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CivilMatt
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Linda,

 

You are so right, 1 year  ago (Dec 23rd) I heard those 3 words and like you my cards were reshuffled.

 

I am glad to hear you are doing well and it appears you’ve gained some positive perspective from all this chaos.

 

Keep healing and feeling good.

 

MattWink

Vee1
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Joined: Nov 2012

You'll never know how much these words are needed for me and my dad right now.  He is a newbie (at 94) and it is getting a bit hard eating, tasting, mucous control (if that is even possible) and pain.  

 

I just thank you for your encouraging words.  I'll certainly pass them along to Dad...

 

Happy, happy New Year!

-V

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NJShore
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Linda,

your words are an inspiration to hear. Today while my husband was getting treatment i saw two masks walk out the door with their owners.. i can imagine your smile was as big as theirs was today! Congratulations and thank you.

Kari

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longtermsurvivor
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Happy New Year.  How long are you keeping the port?

 

Pat

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Skiffin16
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Linda, hopefully you'll get to be "DePorted" much sooner than I was.

If you remember, my onco likes to leave the port in for two years..., It was actually nearly two and a half before I finally got DePorted.

Best ~ John

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osmotar
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My onco said when I see her in June we can pick a date to de-port,  she originally said 2 years also.  All 3 of my docs are interested in the potential effects the gardasil injections I'm getting will have ,my 3rd and last injection is in  April , so the first 6 months of this year are  already scheduled out for me. 2013 here I come!!!

ditto1
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Great to hear positive uplifting news, you have shared alot of that since I heard those 3 words back in April, you were right there to respond to my very 1st post IS THE FIGHT WORTH IT.  You deserve every good thing that comes your way.  Enjoy 2013

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D Lewis
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Thank you for sharing your good news. Hope 2013 is a wonderful year for you!  Please do keep in touch.

 

Deb

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luv4lacrosse
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Great news, keep on livin!!

 

Mike

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