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corleone
Posts: 172
Joined: Jul 2012

Just a quick update: I had a nasopharyngoscopy performed today by the ENT surgeon and I am happy to report a NED! He said that the nasopharynx (which looks "pristine") and also the oral cavity mucosa, healed very well (and looks well hydrated - here I beg to differ, LOL). In his own words, out of the hundreds of patients he sees with this condition, I look exceptionally well.

I am 9.5 months post radiation and 6.5 months post last chemo. For the treatments I had for the nasopharyngeal carcinoma, please check my bio.

I was really anxious before the follow-up appointment, but who wouldn’t have been?! Otherwise I am doing great, with the usual side effects, really manageable. Dry mouth still there (saliva ~30-40% - my own estimation, but that’s highly subjective), taste a bit off but not by much, I can eat anything I want (with my best friend – bottle of water – around); level of energy very good (except sometimes in the afternoon when I feel like I need to take a nap – and I do, when I work from home, for about 20-30 minutes, and in the evenings); hearing loss (that’s permanent, but I am wearing hearing aids, helping me a little). Work is OK, I started 3 months ago (tough the first couple of weeks, until I got into the usual rhythm).

That’s about it; I wanted to share that with you.

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sin9775
Posts: 198
Joined: May 2013

Congratulatons on you NED results.  I am so looking forward to hearing my brother report the same.  He's not quite half way through treatments, so there's a long way to go.  May God bless you with continued healing.

 

~Shawn~

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osmotar
Posts: 956
Joined: Jul 2011

Wonderful news

boardwalkgirl
Posts: 263
Joined: Jun 2012

Wonderful news!! I am hoping for the same thing on Tuesday! Glad things are going well for you!

 

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Greg53
Posts: 830
Joined: Apr 2010

Congrats!!  Another NED - gotta love it!

 

Greg

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phrannie51
Posts: 3822
Joined: Mar 2012

NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE!!  Nothing better than that.  Congrats on your latest meet up with Mr. Ned.

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CivilMatt
Posts: 3069
Joined: May 2012

Corleone,

I nod to your NED!

Dry mouth and taste improving, eat anything, back to work and naps in the afternoon, you had one good bus driver, way to go.

Best always,

Matt

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D Lewis
Posts: 1545
Joined: Jan 2010

Always happy to see NED!

Deb

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Tim6003
Posts: 1497
Joined: Nov 2011

Very happy for you...

 

Best,

Tim

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Skiffin16
Posts: 8100
Joined: Sep 2009

Thanks for sharin...., awesome news I never get tired of hearing...

JG

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hwt
Posts: 1991
Joined: Jun 2012

Celebrate!

katenorwood
Posts: 1853
Joined: May 2012

I am so happy for you !  Those three wonderfully put together letters of the alphabet N...E...D !  Continued success in everything !  Hugs sent !  Katie

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