May 24, 2013 - 10:05 am
Hi ya Kids!
Long time, no see......................haven't been on in quite some time, so thought I'd pop in and see how everyone is doing and say Hi.............................Hi!
Sorry to see so many newbies on-board. Even more sad to see some going into battle again and the passing of some of the other good folks - Positive Mojo being sent everyone's way!
Thought I'd throw out some cheerful news for those newbies just coming on. For those that don't know me or for those that tried to forget who I was , my dx - Stage IVa, SCC tonsil with bilateral involvement of nodes. Tx - tonsillectomy, neck dissection, chemo (cisplatin and Erbitux - lucky me)concurrent with rads. Had the whole gamut of nasty, nasty side effects due to tx.
BUT here I am 3+ years out (ended tx 4/12/2010). Doing awesome! Livin' life the best I can and trying to be the best person I can be. Still NED and getting the all clear from the Doc's. Still have some issues related to tx, but hey - we all got issues. Still only 50% of my spit back, teeth -TAKE CARE OF THEM (enuff said) can eat ANYTHING I want including the hot, spicy stuff. Working my tail off at work, hiking, travelling and FISHING (in fact getting the kayak out this afternoon and heading to a fav honey-hole), but most importantly spending as much time with my wonderful wife! Not my old normal - maybe, Better!
Positive thoughts and mojo to all - have a good Holiday weekend!