Jan 29, 2013 - 10:09 pm
Thank you so much for the kind words and thoughts from you all. I call this "Our" New Journey, because my dear wife and life's mate of 40+ years is making it with me. Being a retired military family, we were fortunate enough to travel the world, we were able to see things and visit places that most people only get to read about or see on TV. We've had a great journey. Our new journey began with this diagnosis. It is a journey that neither of can control or direct, we are along for the ride whether we want to go or not. Since my diagnosis last November she has been by my side attending every doctor appointment, every lab test all the highs and the lows that come with this sort of thing. She has litterly organized my days every day for the last 90 days. She was with me during my two surgeries, one night she even talked the nurse into letting her sleep in one of the empty beds so she could stay with me. Yes this journey is one for both of us. I am trully blessed to have such a caring and loving wife to nurse me through this. The first rad treatment was uneventful (as I knew it would be). My apprehension came knowing that today I feel as though nothing is wrong and that I am healthy, and that after today that will start to change rapidly. Enourageement, prayers and examples of how you all fight this battle will be appreciated by both my wife and I. Incidently, some advice for my wife while dealing with this would also be greatly appreciated.
dx - T1 N2a MX stage IVA SCC Primary in left tonsil p-16 positive
Left neck disection 11/1/12, bilaterial tonsillectomy 12/20/12
rads X 33 (62g I think) Placitaxcil weekly throughout rads