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osmotar
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Saw my ENT yesterday , scopef throat, looked inside mouth , felt neck , checked ears..all looks great... So I'm saying to myself , surely he will say I can come back in 6 months, instead of every 6 weeks ...nada 3 month return ... But heck that's better than 6 weeks. Next major appointment is my rad doc in march. 

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Skiffin16
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What, no belly rub..., you were robbed..., LOL.

My schedule was like that for awhile...

Year one = every six weeks

Year two = every three months

Year three = every four months

Now going in to year four = every six months

Congrats for the longer inbetween...

John

 

 

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I would have sworn I had an appointment yesterday (that the ENT office had given me an appointment then changed it because the Dr. wasn't going to be there), but when I got there they said no you don't....and she made me an appointment for the 28th...I had no sooner got home, and they called and changed it...why?  Because the Dr. isn't going to be there....duh!!  At least I know now it wasn't my screw up.  I almost skipped the one this month, then got scared to do that, and rescheduled for the 29th.  I can only hope they got that one on the books.

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Glad the news is good.  There's no set schedule that everyone adheres to.  I'm coming up to the last of my q six week visits, thank god.  The ENT onc and the Med Onc argue the frequency of tests all the time.  I don't care much about that.  In fact I suggested to the ENT onc we just capitulate on the last conflict, where the Med Onc didn't want to do a PET scan.  Ha, see, I get into this debate too.  ENT wants PET at one year.  Med Onc wants CT at 15 months, around and around.  I finally told ENT don't worry about it.  If the PET is positive what are you gonnna do, anyway?  He had to admit the difference for me would only be in when I receive chemo if at all.  Heck, I'm all for testing, but not when it ain't  gonna matter.  I know why the MEd Onc doesn't wanna do the PEt.  He just doesn't wanna hassle with the precertification.  CowardLaughing

katenorwood
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Hey there !

I was just pissing and moaning about this same issue to my hubby yesterday.  You're not alone feeling like this.  But to slay the dragon takes all we have to give I guess.  I'm so happy you received good news on your recheck.....continued success forever and a day !   Katie

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CivilMatt
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6 weeks, 3 months both nice time frames for good news and it sounds like you have good news, congratulations.  Besides taste, scans and appts. might be the second most talked about subject at the H&N table.  Stay clean at 3 months and in between you lucky dog.

 

Best always,

 

Matt

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Linda

Great to hear that news on the all-clear!

Just saw my ENT this morning.  I am 3 years out from surgery and today I graduated to once a year.  I had been seeing him every 6 months.  First 2 years was every 3 months.

But I have to disagree with Pat (LTS) calling him a coward (yeah, we have the same ENT).  Comedian yes though. 

·         Today Doc informed (very seriously) that my warranty for the surgery was up and I owed him several thousand bucks to keep it going.

·         Last time there I tried to bum a cigarette from him after my appointment (I never did smoke).  He said not to worry – to keep business up he was giving free samples of smokes and whiskey in the waiting room.

·         Same guy that right before my surgery – tonsillectomy and neck dissection, very serious moment (really) - came into my room, very serious and said “hope you’re feeling well – I’m great if could just shake this dang hangover”.

I base my doctors not on their abilities, but their sense of humor.  Is that a mistake???

Glad you’re doing well Linda – don’t drive that hot-rod too fast!

Greg

 

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>> I base my doctors not on their abilities, but their sense of humor.  Is that a mistake??? <<

This means they feel great since they slay the beast rather than have pts get nipped, tucked or mauled by it.  Tongue Out

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>> I base my doctors not on their abilities, but their sense of humor.  Is that a mistake??? <<

This means they feel great since they slay the beast rather than have pts get nipped, tucked or mauled by it.  Tongue Out

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longtermsurvivor
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but also true, I am sure.  Dr Boyd is a great oncologist, but also a very good human being.  Kind of a rare combination.  Glad to hear your news Greg.  Now, about coming with me on the hike???????

 

 

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Greg53
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I am very jealous of the Hike! Even though I think you would using me as your personal Sherpa – but hey that’s okay.

Next year Bro’ – I’m there.  Have fun but watch out for those razorbacks!

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or other things that squeal like a pig, I'm gonna say "say hello to my little friend."Foot in Mouth

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osmotar
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That little red has as they say some snap to it. I like my ENT he's a no nonsense kind off guy...he asked if I had any New Years resolutions I said yes , that I joined  a crossfit gym.. First he says are you freakin crazy, the he says some of his other patients do crossfit and they are crazy,  that I shouldn't get into the competitive mode and do something silly. I joined to get some of the muscle back I lost thru treatment , after last nights session my calves didn't like me much...the pain , may sound silly, but in away makes me feel one step closer to normal .

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