Five years out

Hi All,

I don't post much anymore, but I thought I would let everyone know that my husband just got the five year all clear from Stage IV recurrent scc of the epiglottis and lymph nodes on one side. He had chemo and radiation twice, along with a radical neck dissection (66 lymph nodes removed, 4 positive with extracapsular spread). Quality of life is good. He can still eat almost anything, has been at work full time since a few months after treatment, and remains very active. 

Hang in there everyone. It does get better.  We count our blessings every day. 

Thoughts and and prayers with everyone. 



  • lornal
    lornal Member Posts: 428

    Congrats to your husband.


  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,721 Member
    5 years


    Congratulations on hitting the 5 year milestone!

    I have read some of the old threads about the name “luv2cut1”, funny stuff.

    Stay well,


  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Myka congratulations to your husband on 5 yrs...........

    Thank you for letting us know he hit the five year mark. That is the Gold standard for recovery. I wish you both a long and wory free life.


  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
    Whoo Hoo!!

    Now THAT is a milestone to hit!  Congrats to hubby!  It gives everyone hope.


  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    Hi Myka

    That is wonderful news and its shows that there is good life after treatment. I am 12 years passed my first treatment and still working, but I have a lot of problems with side effects of the treatment but remember I was treated twice. It is very importance to keep the mind and body active as soon as treatment stops then focus on doing what you love to do again.

    GodBlesss                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tim Hondo

  • Bunnymom
    Bunnymom Member Posts: 212 Member

    very encouraging news. Thank you for sharing!

  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,771 Member

    Thanks for the update. Always great to have visits from long time survivors!

  • Guzzle
    Guzzle Member Posts: 710
    donfoo said:


    Thanks for the update. Always great to have visits from long time survivors!

    well done

    Just brought a smile to my face. Thanks.

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    congratulations!!!  now he

    congratulations!!!  now he can use the word "CURED"!!

    God bless you,


  • luv2cut1
    luv2cut1 Member Posts: 288
    Thank you everyone!

    Thanks everyone for the well wishes and congratulations. My desire in posting was to give hope to all of you. This is the most positive, supportive group there is and I, as a caregiver, could not have made it without you. Everyone facing this battle is in my heart and prayers forever. 

    Thank you all so much. 


  • Goyca
    Goyca Member Posts: 220
    congratulations:) hope we see

    congratulations:) hope we see more such posts here :)

  • Crazymom
    Crazymom Member Posts: 339 Member

    Glad to hear your success story!  Ann

  • polystone2014
    polystone2014 Member Posts: 59

    Positive news from you. Keep active!

  • Laralyn
    Laralyn Member Posts: 532

    Great news to hear! At the five year mark, it's called "cured," right? That's a fantastic word. :-)

  • edbravo
    edbravo Member Posts: 63
    So so Happy for your hubby

    So so Happy for your hubby and you. Laughing

  • jim and i
    jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
    So happy to hear all is still

    So happy to hear all is still clear. Thanking God for his loving Grace and Healing.

    Continued health and blessings, Debbie

  • CherieLW
    CherieLW Member Posts: 472
    Love reading positive posts

    Love reading positive posts like this!  So glad he is doing good and eating!  Praying for many more great years!

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    Myka, congrats to you and

    Myka, congrats to you and your hubby!  what a wonderful milestone.  at 5 years the docs use the word "cured" and that's the word we all live to hear.  I hope you both did something really big to celebrate, I did the HAPPY DANCE!!  woooooowhoooooooo!!

    God bless you,


  • Duggie88
    Duggie88 Member Posts: 760 Member

    Your post brings smiles and hope. I will celebrate 5 in March of next year.


  • luv4lacrosse
    luv4lacrosse Member Posts: 1,410 Member
    Awesome news

    nice to hear from an old schooler doing great.

    God Bless