One year check


Can you believe I finished treatment a YEAR ago?  I had my one year check yesterday, which consisted of an intense physical exam of my mouth, throat and jaw areas.  Mostly using his hands and tongue depressers.  They did bloodwork and two chest xrays (basically from my chin to my hip bones)  I haven't heard anything yet and I swear waiting is the WORST!  Just checking in to say hello to everyone and let you know I'm thinking of you all.  This is summer camp season and I'm busy about 12 hours a day!  For those of you who are new....if I can make it through...anyone can!  CSN is such a wonderful group of people and I'm blessed to know you all. 


  • PJ47
    PJ47 Member Posts: 376
    Hooray One Year anniversary!

    Glad to hear from you and hope the next year you keep getting better and better!



  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    one year is a lot when we're

    one year is a lot when we're talking cancer, CONGRATS!!!!!  here's to 100 more anniversaries.


  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,773 Member

    Thanks for checking back. It was like yesterday when you were so down and ready to just stop treatment. The power of the group here gave you the strength to keep moving one day at a time. You have been through a LOT of changes the past year but seem very busy and happy. Check in now and then, always great to hear the good stories. Don

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Glad you're doing good.

    Yes the waiting is the hardest of all, but one year is such great news and only will get better.


  • Guzzle
    Guzzle Member Posts: 710
    wmc said:

    Glad you're doing good.

    Yes the waiting is the hardest of all, but one year is such great news and only will get better.


    Best to you

    Good luck to you on results, G

  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
    Guzzle said:

    Best to you

    Good luck to you on results, G

    Good to hear from you

    Yes, that year first went fast. I recall how hard it was for you to finsih tx and ever so glad you did.Prayers continue your way/


  • LumpinmyThroat
    LumpinmyThroat Member Posts: 98
    Clean Bill of Health

    Hi There,

    Congrats on being a year out!  That's great!!!  Fingers crossed you get the all clear.



  • KB56
    KB56 Member Posts: 318 Member
    1 Year

    Tracy, my one year date was last week (June 11th to be exact) so we're on the same schedule.  My ENT did the scope up the nose and down the throat and probed, felt, pushed, etc and all was good.  I get my next CT scan in August but am not worried at all as there's nothing i can do about it so why worry (my new philosophy on life:)).

    When I think back to how bad I felt this time last year and how good I feel today, I can't believe I am thinking about the same person.  I hope you feel the same and appreciate every day more than you ever did in the past.    A few little "reminders" but nothing that impacts my quality of life and limits anything i want to do.

    To all those just starting, it is now just a distant memory and life is good, an you will be there as well.  To Robyn, our new friend from Australia who is just starting the journey, and Bunnymom, you will get through this and it will be over before you know it.    Stay strong, focus on the end point and not the in between, and you will do great and back to living life to the fullest before you know it.

    Glad to hear you're doing well and I know everyhing will come back fine from the doctor.

    All the best,


  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member


    Wow, 1 year!  Congratulations!

    Summer Camp sounds fun.  How’s camp food?

    Scanxiety, examxiety, x-rayxiety, you are truly H&N normal.

    Best always,


  • Sara1234
    Sara1234 Member Posts: 121

    Hope all goes well I am sure it will Keep Us Posted

  • Crazymom
    Crazymom Member Posts: 339 Member

    Congrats on one year....Time flies as we go through this.  I recently celebrated two is hard to believe how quickly time goes.  Hope the scans are good.   Ann

  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
    All right TRACY!!!

    The waiting is the hardest part.....but dust off those dancing thinks you'll be doing a jig in the kitchen soon.


  • Duggie88
    Duggie88 Member Posts: 760 Member
    Hi Tracy

    One year is great. As I said on FB, two will be here before you know it. The wait between the tests and the results is what keeps us so young looking. They did tell me I can call and get results a day or two after the tests.

    Have fun at camp. Hot dogs on a stick over the fire, gormet to say the least.