I made it

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stevenl
stevenl Member Posts: 587
edited March 2014 in Head and Neck Cancer #1
Hi everybody

Just wanted to you to know, I made it through the surgery Friday, and the primary was found
(right tonsil) and I am doing pretty good. OTO said a very successful surgery!! Praise God!!
Thanks to everyone for all the prayers.

Steve

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  • Glenna M
    Glenna M Member Posts: 1,576
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    Great News!!
    Congratulations Steve!!! It sounds like you will be out fishing again soon :-) It's always nice to read good news on this site and hear that someone else is doing so great.

    I will pray for continued improvement to your health.

    Take care and stay strong.
  • Landranger25
    Landranger25 Member Posts: 210 Member
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    Glenna M said:

    Great News!!
    Congratulations Steve!!! It sounds like you will be out fishing again soon :-) It's always nice to read good news on this site and hear that someone else is doing so great.

    I will pray for continued improvement to your health.

    Take care and stay strong.

    Great!
    That's great Steve. Glad to hear it and hope your recovery goes just as well. Keep it up.

    Mike
  • MarineE5
    MarineE5 Member Posts: 1,034 Member
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    Great News
    Steve,

    That is great news to hear. Knowing the primary helps with the treatment plan.

    My Best to You and Everyone Here
  • micktissue
    micktissue Member Posts: 430
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    Awesome news
    It's great they found the primary. When is your final pathology?

    Best,

    Mick
  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
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    Steven
    Great to hear the good news.
  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    Right Tonsil
    Good News Steve....

    Man what is it with the right tonsil? It seems I always hear it's the right tonsil, myself included....

    John
  • Kent Cass
    Kent Cass Member Posts: 1,898 Member
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    Skiffin16 said:

    Right Tonsil
    Good News Steve....

    Man what is it with the right tonsil? It seems I always hear it's the right tonsil, myself included....

    John

    good news
    Glad to hear all went well, Steve...What's next? Hope the known Primary, and it's removal, will be of great benefit to you.

    Believe.


    kcass
  • micktissue
    micktissue Member Posts: 430
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    Skiffin16 said:

    Right Tonsil
    Good News Steve....

    Man what is it with the right tonsil? It seems I always hear it's the right tonsil, myself included....

    John

    the right side
    They suspect my occult was on the right side. Are there studies on this?

    Best,

    Mick
  • shine1113
    shine1113 Member Posts: 11
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    TY God!
    I'm happy the surgery went well and you came out of it in high spirits. Let's pray on.
    Prayer power does wonders! Blessings!

    Take care!
  • Pam M
    Pam M Member Posts: 2,196
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    shine1113 said:

    TY God!
    I'm happy the surgery went well and you came out of it in high spirits. Let's pray on.
    Prayer power does wonders! Blessings!

    Take care!

    Great, They Found It!
    Good to hear you know where the primary is/was.

    Wow - I'm sort of in the right tonsil club - no cancer there, but it was taken out when they did my biopsies (tonsil was "under stress" from tumor).

    Keep it up with the good news.

    - Pam
  • Landranger25
    Landranger25 Member Posts: 210 Member
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    Pam M said:

    Great, They Found It!
    Good to hear you know where the primary is/was.

    Wow - I'm sort of in the right tonsil club - no cancer there, but it was taken out when they did my biopsies (tonsil was "under stress" from tumor).

    Keep it up with the good news.

    - Pam

    When I had my exploratory
    When I had my exploratory before treatment I expected to lose both tonsils but was able to keep them. My first PET showed uptake in the right tonsil but they thought it was due to inflamation from rads. Ever since I have been wondering if it would not have been better for the Doc to just take the tonsils like he had planned in the beginning. I'll find out next PET I guess.

    Mike
  • stevenl
    stevenl Member Posts: 587
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    When I had my exploratory
    When I had my exploratory before treatment I expected to lose both tonsils but was able to keep them. My first PET showed uptake in the right tonsil but they thought it was due to inflamation from rads. Ever since I have been wondering if it would not have been better for the Doc to just take the tonsils like he had planned in the beginning. I'll find out next PET I guess.

    Mike

    tonsils
    Hey Mike and everybody,

    I do not know yet what I will go through with the rad and the chemo, but the tonsil thing at age 52, I gotta tell ya, I would not wish on my worst enemy. I do know from everyone's posts that there will be major throat issues. Right now, its like there is a paste in my mouth that only subsides after I take my Hydrocodone(liquid) for about an hour. It was a major accomplishment for me to eat a bowl of cereal this morning. Just can't seem to get my stomach quite right yet. But today has been a pretty good day all in all. Feels like I have a tapestry sewn to my neck which is kinda weird but the oto did what I think was a really good job on me.Thanks to all for your posts and prayers!!!

    Steve
  • ballonk
    ballonk Member Posts: 39
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    stevenl said:

    tonsils
    Hey Mike and everybody,

    I do not know yet what I will go through with the rad and the chemo, but the tonsil thing at age 52, I gotta tell ya, I would not wish on my worst enemy. I do know from everyone's posts that there will be major throat issues. Right now, its like there is a paste in my mouth that only subsides after I take my Hydrocodone(liquid) for about an hour. It was a major accomplishment for me to eat a bowl of cereal this morning. Just can't seem to get my stomach quite right yet. But today has been a pretty good day all in all. Feels like I have a tapestry sewn to my neck which is kinda weird but the oto did what I think was a really good job on me.Thanks to all for your posts and prayers!!!

    Steve

    I Feel Your Pain
    Hi Steve, I can so relate to what you're saying about having your tonsils removed. I had a radical left neck dissection in 2003 and my tonsils were removed at that time as a precautionary measure (primary source of cancer was on left tongue; spot removed via surgery in 2001). I bounced back from the neck dissection just fine but OMG, I was in pain for 3 weeks from the tonsillectomy. I lived on warm won ton soup (minus the won tons) and Frosty's from Wendy's for almost a month following surgery.

    Hang in there; it will get better.

    Kathy
  • D Lewis
    D Lewis Member Posts: 1,581 Member
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    ballonk said:

    I Feel Your Pain
    Hi Steve, I can so relate to what you're saying about having your tonsils removed. I had a radical left neck dissection in 2003 and my tonsils were removed at that time as a precautionary measure (primary source of cancer was on left tongue; spot removed via surgery in 2001). I bounced back from the neck dissection just fine but OMG, I was in pain for 3 weeks from the tonsillectomy. I lived on warm won ton soup (minus the won tons) and Frosty's from Wendy's for almost a month following surgery.

    Hang in there; it will get better.

    Kathy

    Best of luck to you, Steve
    I'll be following along. Kind of hoping to be a member of the right tonsil club myself, after removal of a right lymph node (mets SCC). Hopefully I'll have more news soon on where my primary is hiding. Sounds like a number of us will be embarking on radiation and/or chemo at about the same time.
  • stevenl
    stevenl Member Posts: 587
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    ballonk said:

    I Feel Your Pain
    Hi Steve, I can so relate to what you're saying about having your tonsils removed. I had a radical left neck dissection in 2003 and my tonsils were removed at that time as a precautionary measure (primary source of cancer was on left tongue; spot removed via surgery in 2001). I bounced back from the neck dissection just fine but OMG, I was in pain for 3 weeks from the tonsillectomy. I lived on warm won ton soup (minus the won tons) and Frosty's from Wendy's for almost a month following surgery.

    Hang in there; it will get better.

    Kathy

    Tonsils
    Hi Kathy,

    Good to hear from you!!! A pretty tough precautionary measure indeed!! Thanks for your encouragement and God bless!!

    Steve
  • Kent Cass
    Kent Cass Member Posts: 1,898 Member
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    stevenl said:

    Tonsils
    Hi Kathy,

    Good to hear from you!!! A pretty tough precautionary measure indeed!! Thanks for your encouragement and God bless!!

    Steve

    Together
    D Lewis and Steve- I'm NPC, not tonsil, but the experiences of all head and neck treatments are somewhat similar. The road ahead is a good road, because it leads to a good place, but it does have it's bumps. Please keep us informed on how you are doing, and especially any concerns we may be able to help and advise you with. Yeah, you will feel those bumps, but we are here to help- and make sure your Drs. are doing right by you, in our opinions. We are survivors- as you are becoming. You will get past this little setback in your lives, and we all are with you.

    Believe.

    kcass
  • MaryRC
    MaryRC Member Posts: 114
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    Kent Cass said:

    Together
    D Lewis and Steve- I'm NPC, not tonsil, but the experiences of all head and neck treatments are somewhat similar. The road ahead is a good road, because it leads to a good place, but it does have it's bumps. Please keep us informed on how you are doing, and especially any concerns we may be able to help and advise you with. Yeah, you will feel those bumps, but we are here to help- and make sure your Drs. are doing right by you, in our opinions. We are survivors- as you are becoming. You will get past this little setback in your lives, and we all are with you.

    Believe.

    kcass

    wonderful
    I am new to this site. I have just been dianosied with a cancer lump on the back of my neck. I have a PET scan on Thursday. I have been so afraid and someone told me I should join a survivors site for some help.
  • MaryRC
    MaryRC Member Posts: 114
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    Hi Steven
    I just now saw your post here that your primary was your tonsil. I had my tonsils out as a child. The doctor had put a tube down my nose and said she couldnt find anything there at all. So far all I have is 1 lump on the back of the left side of my neck.