Eeeeeee Good first post-treatment scoping!

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Bigfuzzydoug
Bigfuzzydoug Member Posts: 154
edited March 2014 in Head and Neck Cancer #1
I went to see my ENT yesterday. Luckily, like turning on a light switch, right at exactly the 2-week mark (2 weeks ago Thursday was my last rad treatment), I woke up feeling a bit better and bale to talk. The doc said that two weeks post treatment might feel worse than it was during and man was he right! By yesterday wasn't all that bad. I was able to cut back the pain meds by half and I even had a voice!

I was fearful that the scope would be painful for the first time or couldn't be done, but nope. Went down smooth as pudding. "No cysts, tumors, lesions or masses," the doc said. "No scaring, radiation burns or tissue damage. There's a lot of inflammation, but that's to be expected. I would say it looks better than average." YAY!

So the big test for me is the PET/CT on Dec 2nd to confirm I am CANCER-FREE and then it's a scoping every 3 months for the first year and an annual PET/CT. Just monitoring. But at least I've cleared the first hurdle in good shape.

May you all also get good news with your next appointments!!!

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  • JUDYV5
    JUDYV5 Member Posts: 392
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    Great News
    Cancer Free Yea!!!!!
  • Noellesmom
    Noellesmom Member Posts: 1,859 Member
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    Congratulations!
    Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing!
  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
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    Scopping
    Doug, glad to hear the scopping whent well, I have an MRI scheduled on the Dec 2nd so we will both be under the machine on that day.
  • TheDane
    TheDane Member Posts: 27
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    Never get tired of -
    GOOD NEWS!

    Man, all the reports of things turning out well really brighten my outlook.

    CHEERS!
  • Glenna M
    Glenna M Member Posts: 1,576
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    TheDane said:

    Never get tired of -
    GOOD NEWS!

    Man, all the reports of things turning out well really brighten my outlook.

    CHEERS!

    Good news
    Happy to hear that your first scope was successful and all is well.

    Keep up the good work,
    Glenna
  • Greg53
    Greg53 Member Posts: 849
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    Glenna M said:

    Good news
    Happy to hear that your first scope was successful and all is well.

    Keep up the good work,
    Glenna

    Congrats!
    Glad to hear the good news!

    Greg
  • sweetblood22
    sweetblood22 Member Posts: 3,228
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    Glenna M said:

    Good news
    Happy to hear that your first scope was successful and all is well.

    Keep up the good work,
    Glenna

    Good first scope.
    Great news Dougarooni!

    May your first PET be great news too!

    Blessings,

    Sweet
  • luv2cut1
    luv2cut1 Member Posts: 288
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    Fantastic News!
    This is fantastic news! It is always nice to hear a good report. There seem to be many of us coming up for scans in November and December. As you said, may they all be good!

    Myka
  • RushFan
    RushFan Member Posts: 224
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    Good first scope.
    Great news Dougarooni!

    May your first PET be great news too!

    Blessings,

    Sweet

    Great way to start the weekend...
    Thanks for the good news, it helps us all with continuing positive thoughts.

    Best regards,
    Chuck.
  • rozaroo
    rozaroo Member Posts: 665
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    luv2cut1 said:

    Fantastic News!
    This is fantastic news! It is always nice to hear a good report. There seem to be many of us coming up for scans in November and December. As you said, may they all be good!

    Myka

    Scan
    Congratulation's on your wonderfull new's!
  • MarineE5
    MarineE5 Member Posts: 1,031 Member
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    Outstanding News
    Doug,

    I am Eeeelated to hear your good report. I was at my Radiation Oncologist yesterday and had to hit the Eeeeee note as well.

    My Best to You and Eeeeeveryone Here
  • delnative
    delnative Member Posts: 450
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    MarineE5 said:

    Outstanding News
    Doug,

    I am Eeeelated to hear your good report. I was at my Radiation Oncologist yesterday and had to hit the Eeeeee note as well.

    My Best to You and Eeeeeveryone Here

    Better than average
    Sounds a little like Lake Woebegone, where all the children are above average.
    Seriously, that's good news.
    Congratulations!

    --Jim in Delaware
  • Scambuster
    Scambuster Member Posts: 973
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    delnative said:

    Better than average
    Sounds a little like Lake Woebegone, where all the children are above average.
    Seriously, that's good news.
    Congratulations!

    --Jim in Delaware

    Back on yer bike !
    Good one Doug. Glad you got over the hump.

    Scam
  • Jimbo55
    Jimbo55 Member Posts: 590 Member
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    Great News Doug
    Excellent stuff Doug, stay strong and keep it going til the next test in December. Cheers

    Jimbo