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wild willy
wild willy Member Posts: 63 Member
i'm a newbie. i'm 72 years old and finished treatment 2 yrs ago. cancer on right tonsel.35 treatments of rad. and 6 chemo treatments.2 months later right neck operated on.have had all good scans.still no taste and only about 40% saliva. was able to take my elk hunting trip to co. last fall and have taken 2 ski trips to co. since my treatments and have another elk trip this fall. so i guess in the long run i'm doing ok. i'm from va. and live in nc. wild willy

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  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Welcome to the forum Willy.....
    Glad you found us. I'm still a newby to treatment, tho I'm nearly finished with radiation (6 left)...I keep hearing on here that people are still gaining saliva 3 or 4 years after treatment...it just takes longer for some. Sounds like you haven't let any of this slow you down one bit.... :).

    You'll probably be a great asset here....to help us new kids on the block.

    p
  • nick770
    nick770 Member Posts: 195
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    welcome
    Welcome to the family. do you have any taste at all?
  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
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    Hello !
    I'm new here too ! It's amazing the life your living...I call you a cancer Warrior !
    You've been there done that, and still kickin it ! Welcome to our site, it's been amazing meeting the wonderful people here. I'm an ACC survivor of 6 months...and waiting on of coarse more test results. So glad your with us. Katie
  • Tim6003
    Tim6003 Member Posts: 1,514 Member
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    Hello !
    I'm new here too ! It's amazing the life your living...I call you a cancer Warrior !
    You've been there done that, and still kickin it ! Welcome to our site, it's been amazing meeting the wonderful people here. I'm an ACC survivor of 6 months...and waiting on of coarse more test results. So glad your with us. Katie

    Hi wild willy...
    Welcome to the forum ....hope to see more posts from you in the futre!

    Tim
  • Pam M
    Pam M Member Posts: 2,196
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    Hi Wild Willy
    I finished my chemo rads two years ago. Very glad to see you're doing OK. I think it really helps the folks following behind you to see that someone who's gone through treatment can be doing so well afterward.

    Elk hunting? Do you eat it?
  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
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    Pam M said:

    Hi Wild Willy
    I finished my chemo rads two years ago. Very glad to see you're doing OK. I think it really helps the folks following behind you to see that someone who's gone through treatment can be doing so well afterward.

    Elk hunting? Do you eat it?

    ELK...
    Pam,
    I was going to ask this too. I love Elk meat....haven't hunted in years but get it at a local cooperative. It's really good ! Katie
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    hello
    Wild Willy,

    Howdy to you and welcome to this most popular self improvement forum. I would be glad to take some of the Elk steak off your hands just as soon as I can taste it. Sounds like you enjoy life so if you don’t mind I will take a page from your book and try to do the same.

    Happy to meet you,

    Matt
  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    Welcome...
    I too was STGIII SCC Right Tonsil and a lymhpnode on the same side, HPV+.

    Finishe up treatment three years ago, clean and clear since.

    Best,
    John
  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
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    Hi Willy
    Wow I hope when I am 72 I can continue doing all the things I love to do, keeping positive is one good way of keeping healthy. Last year I was on my brother farm in Honduras and he was climbing a Mango tree, that’s not a problem, the problem is he is 65 years old. I told him get your old but down before you fall, he looked and said I do this every day. That made me think wow that is why he is in very good health, he is active and working. He too had cancer about 20 years ago, to look at him now you would not believe he is 65.

    PS: Welcome to CSN my friend
    Hondo
  • Tonsil Dad
    Tonsil Dad Member Posts: 488
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    Hondo said:

    Hi Willy
    Wow I hope when I am 72 I can continue doing all the things I love to do, keeping positive is one good way of keeping healthy. Last year I was on my brother farm in Honduras and he was climbing a Mango tree, that’s not a problem, the problem is he is 65 years old. I told him get your old but down before you fall, he looked and said I do this every day. That made me think wow that is why he is in very good health, he is active and working. He too had cancer about 20 years ago, to look at him now you would not believe he is 65.

    PS: Welcome to CSN my friend
    Hondo

    Ha Ha....
    You've been around that long I thought you were 72 Hondo.......lol
    Just joking my friend, 72 is the new 52. I'm in my mid fortys and pretty active,
    when I say active I mean I move around and I still work but I don't exercise or
    participate in sports anymore, I know I should be more active as now all my body
    seems to ache and I feel like I'm 72.....ah well I'll start tomorrow.

    Well done Willy and welcome to the board.

    God bless
    Tonsil dad,


    Dan.
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Hey Willie....
    ever come up here to Montana to hunt elk? I LOVE elk meat, best wild meat there is!!

    p
  • wild willy
    wild willy Member Posts: 63 Member
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    Hey Willie....
    ever come up here to Montana to hunt elk? I LOVE elk meat, best wild meat there is!!

    p

    montana
    never been to mont. but one time. that was not to hunt. went to miles city to the bucking horse sale. used to rodeo when i was younger. wife still runs barrels at 70. wild willy
  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    montana
    never been to mont. but one time. that was not to hunt. went to miles city to the bucking horse sale. used to rodeo when i was younger. wife still runs barrels at 70. wild willy

    Luv2CutOne...
    So you guys are also some of those that "Love To Cut One"...

    JG
  • wild willy
    wild willy Member Posts: 63 Member
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    Hondo said:

    Hi Willy
    Wow I hope when I am 72 I can continue doing all the things I love to do, keeping positive is one good way of keeping healthy. Last year I was on my brother farm in Honduras and he was climbing a Mango tree, that’s not a problem, the problem is he is 65 years old. I told him get your old but down before you fall, he looked and said I do this every day. That made me think wow that is why he is in very good health, he is active and working. He too had cancer about 20 years ago, to look at him now you would not believe he is 65.

    PS: Welcome to CSN my friend
    Hondo

    keeping on
    Hondo you keep doing what you love but you do it a lot slower.i am able to keep hunting because i have a couple of young friends that look after me. i'm the camp cook so they take care of me.
  • wild willy
    wild willy Member Posts: 63 Member
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    Skiffin16 said:

    Luv2CutOne...
    So you guys are also some of those that "Love To Cut One"...

    JG

    love to cut one
    not sure what you mean by that
  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    love to cut one
    not sure what you mean by that

    LOL...
    There is a thread that was "How you chose your screen name"...

    There is a forum member that has a screen name of "luv2cut1"....

    We all (or at least me and a few of my Abi-Normal Clan, here) presumed it to mean something other than what they had in mind....

    They have cutting horses, so that's how they chose their name;

    Luv2Cut1

    JG
  • BrianKrashpad
    BrianKrashpad Member Posts: 188
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    Welcome
    Welcome Willy.

    Y'all be careful with them guns, you hear?

    ;)

    Be well!