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catluver96's picture
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Joined: Jan 2013

Hi to all,

 Just wanted to check in and share that next week is the one year anniversary of my surgery. I will be 10 months post rad also. 

 I lost 1/3 of my tongue, had radical neck dissection, a skin graft from my leg to my tongue and a tracheotomy for several days while in the hospital. Then a nightmare of treatment that followed including radiation and chemo.

 I'm happy to say I am thriving! I can eat real food and my ability to taste is so much better. I'm not the same as I was before cancer, but I'm doing really well.

 My doctors have been pleased with how I'm doing every step of the way.

 Thanks again to all here who are so very supportive. You truly helped me through some of my darkest days. 

 It's nice to have good news to share. :)

Be well and happy,



CivilMatt's picture
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Joined: May 2012


It is very nice to know you are doing so well after your nightmare.

Keep getting better, may all your roads lead to NED.


Posts: 211
Joined: Sep 2012

Congratulations, Sounds like you are doing great. I am a little behind you but coming up on 1 year from diagnoses, and definately have alot of things to be thankful for, May you have many good years to come.....



fishmanpa's picture
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Joined: Jan 2013

Great report! Glad you're doing well. 


Skiffin16's picture
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Joined: Sep 2009

Awesome news.., keep up the great work...


sin9775's picture
Posts: 198
Joined: May 2013

It sounds to me that you have been through hell and back!  Congratulations on your wonderful road to recovery.  Thank you for sharing your upbeat post.


Posts: 1897
Joined: May 2012

Wonderful post !  It's so nice to read things are going so well for you !  Hugs sent !  Katie

debbiejeanne's picture
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vicki, very happy things are go'n so well for you.  keep up the good work.


phrannie51's picture
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Amazing isn't it....when we live one day at a time, put one foot in front of the other....that the time DOES go by, and we truly do recover.  Great to hear you're doing so well.....


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jim and i
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Joined: May 2011

Congrats Vicki! Prayiing you continue to do well and all your anniversaries are NED.


osmotar's picture
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Joined: Jul 2011

Wonderful news !!!!

peggylulu's picture
Posts: 369
Joined: Dec 2012

I am so happy to hear that you are doing so well . I too will be 10 months out of rads on the 26th of August ! you are doing so good to have your taste back ! I can eat anything that's not dry but nothing taste good to me yet . Also wanted to tell you I love your beautiful cat ! I am a huge cat lover too, well guess I should say Animal lover  !! Stay in touch .



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Joined: Mar 2012

Good luck to you ! Sounds fabulous. On my one year anniversary I gave my oncologist a bottle of burgundy...

that is our (head and neck cancer) color...he was pleased, and delighted to hear we've organized our movement.

I wear burgundy/maroon every chance I get.


Congratulations to you, and your cat!

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Joined: Feb 2010

I don't normally smile this much this early in the morning. Glad your doing so well. Heal on


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