Oh and While I'm at it ~ Six Years

Skiffin16
Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
edited April 2015 in Head and Neck Cancer #1

On January 2, 2009 I was Dx STG III SCC Tonsil Cancer..

 

Today I just got my results from the six year CT scan...

 

It doesn't really mention the total of sixteen weeks of Tx, to include sixteen doses of four different types of chemo, 35 daily rads sessions wearing a mask and bolted to a table, and the 35 Amifostine injections in my tummy everyday before those rads sessions...

 

Or that I'd do it all again, and regret nothing...

 

I have all of my taste, saliva, and I'm not on any meds..., including all that I went through with the Whipple...

 

I'm a blessed and lucky man...., with a beautiful and caring wife that walked with me every step of the way... 

 

The good, the bad, and the ugly..

 

 

 

 

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Thoughts and prayers to my abi-normal warriors...

 

 

 

 

~John

 

Comments

  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
    John

    Prayers answered! You and Shelley are looking good...congrats on the scan.

    Candi 

  • KTeacher
    KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103
    Wonderful

    Hang in there for bigger numbers!  You have been so supportive to us, hopefully we have been of some help to you.  So thankful that you had and have your wonderful wife for support.  No mention of the girls, I hope that they are still around to give slobbery kisses.

  • hawk711
    hawk711 Member Posts: 566
    You are a leader

    JG 

    you are leading me by 1year.  today is my 5 year anniversary of completed treatment.  you had whipple surgery and I had ORN surgery, so it has been a bumpy road,but all in all, a good and lucky ride For us both.  i too have the wonderful support of my wife, Sandy.  We Couldn't have done all this without great partners.  let's just keep putting up the yearly numbers for another 20 or so, what do you say?

    all the best to you and Shelley.

    Steve

     

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Congratulations

    It does not get any better than that. You went through hell and back and a whipple too, but fought and beat it all. Also with all that going on, you were still there for all of us, giving support and an ear when needed. I know I thank you for when I needed it you were there with kind words and great advice. 

    Bill

  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
    Home...

    This is home, and you are all family..

  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,771 Member
    hawk711 said:

    You are a leader

    JG 

    you are leading me by 1year.  today is my 5 year anniversary of completed treatment.  you had whipple surgery and I had ORN surgery, so it has been a bumpy road,but all in all, a good and lucky ride For us both.  i too have the wonderful support of my wife, Sandy.  We Couldn't have done all this without great partners.  let's just keep putting up the yearly numbers for another 20 or so, what do you say?

    all the best to you and Shelley.

    Steve

     

    Happy 5 to you Steve

    Congrats to you too. Officially cured! 

  • MrsBD
    MrsBD Member Posts: 615 Member
    John and Steve

    Congratulations to you and your spouses. To paraphrase a saying,  "What doesn't kill us makes us and our marriages stronger!" Despite the garbage we've had to go through in fighting this disease, there are blessings to be found. I'm praying you will all have many more years to enjoy them!

  • Guzzle
    Guzzle Member Posts: 710
    MrsBD said:

    John and Steve

    Congratulations to you and your spouses. To paraphrase a saying,  "What doesn't kill us makes us and our marriages stronger!" Despite the garbage we've had to go through in fighting this disease, there are blessings to be found. I'm praying you will all have many more years to enjoy them!

    BRAVO

    AND YOU ARE A BIT NIPPY ON THEM WHEELS KID!

  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
    Guzzle said:

    BRAVO

    AND YOU ARE A BIT NIPPY ON THEM WHEELS KID!

    Big Wheel..

    One of these days I'll be catching you.., LOL

     

  • fishmanpa
    fishmanpa Member Posts: 1,227 Member
    A Goal....

    As always an inspiration! Glad to hear you're beating back Mr Whipple and the beast and enjoying life. 6 years!.... something to shoot for!

    Positive thoughts and prayers

    "T"

  • michdjp
    michdjp Member Posts: 220
    Congrats

    keep the good news coming! Congrats on the scan and 6 years and your healing. And also thank you for all the support you showed all of us through it all.  

    All my best, MichelleMichelle

     

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,721 Member
    DETAIL: John DESCRIPTION: Great Guy

    John,

    Congratulations on the 6 years, now take off that mask.  Just kidding, you are the best!

    Matt

  • HobbsDoggy
    HobbsDoggy Member Posts: 276
    Great News - 6 Years and Going

    All of us need to know that cancer can be beaten back and there are lots of winners.  What a fantastic report.  

  • avisemi
    avisemi Member Posts: 172
    Congrats! And wishing you

    Congrats! Laughing And wishing you many many more great and healthy years. I haven't check the board for a few day. I am ready so many good news! It makes me smile and feel happy.

  • rush1958
    rush1958 Member Posts: 221 Member
    Congrats!

    John,

    Congrats on the great news! It's good to hear.

    Your insights, personal experience and positive attitude were always an inspiration. I know your wisdom and whit helped me tremondously back in 2010 when I was locked in combat with the beast.

    It must be the patient fisherman in you!

    Rush

  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
    Kind Words..

    Thanks everyone for the well wishes, and kind words...

  • cureitall66
    cureitall66 Member Posts: 913
    Amen Brother!

    So inspiring to have you share this with everyone.

    I remember our first days and how it seemed all so scarey of the unknown. Having you and others on this forum to share your stories, lend advice, and just being there was very comforting. We are now going into our third year cancer free and it is a wonderful feeling!

    Thank you for being there for us and congratulations on your 6 yrs! You do have a wonderful lady in your life and it's obvious you realize that.

    ~C

  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
    WHOO HOO!!

    Well....it appears you have been cured.....the next step up from NED's over and over again (gotta have them to get to the big cured word)....

    Wonderful wonderful, John.

    p

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    john, that is outstanding. 

    john, that is outstanding.  and steve, the same for you!  wow, you two get to say "cured"!!  my heroes!  i will be there using that wonderful word in 2 years!!  it will be here before I know.  Here's to all of us celebrating 5 years!!!  woooooooooowhoooooooooooo!

    God bless,

    dj