Clean bill of health

corleone Member Posts: 312 Member

I am 2.5 years post last treatment for NPC stage 3 (radiation and chemo, no surgery).

2.5 months ago I had a bad infectious otitis media, followed by a nasty vertigo – and this scared me a lot, I thought it was a reoccurrence.

The ENT specialist ordered a few tests, CT, MRI, and nasal scoping done by him, and upon reviewing everything today, all is fine! The post radiation fibrosis was the only culprit.


Other than that, I experience the usual symptoms, but getting better (dry mouth not so dry except during nights, taste is OK except for sweets, which is even better, hearing loss – that’s permanent, no improvement, but using hearing aids). 


  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
    That's good news

    Happy to hear, reason for celebration!

  • jim and i
    jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
    hwt said:

    That's good news

    Happy to hear, reason for celebration!

    Whoo Hoo

    Whoo Hoo

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    corleone always take the good news and run with it....

    Two and a half years is just great news. C e l e b r a t e ! !

    All these acomplishments are big to us. To the ones that have never had to fight the beast they might not seem as big as they really are, so Celebrate each and every one.


  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
    WTG Corleone!!!

    We had the same diagnosis, same stage.....same treatment......pretty close to the same time.  I'm delighted that you are doing so well now (we seem to have the same after effects, too sweet taste and stiff necks)....

    I'll bet that infection just about sent you into orbit with worry....SO glad it was an infection and easily dealt with.  Vertigo is no joke, that's for sure.


  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,722 Member


    I hear you, a full plate of NED  with a side of spinning discomfort.

    Keep moving forward.


  • boardwalkgirl
    boardwalkgirl Member Posts: 269
    Wonderful news! Celebrate!

    Wonderful news! Celebrate!

  • Eversteve
    Eversteve Member Posts: 23
    Get in there

    Spot on mate. Now enjoy and we want a follow up in another 2.5 years.

    It comes good, trust me and the others - you are also never alone.

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member

    Beautiful words to hear, I am happy for you so keep doing what you are doing. I just went a took a bath, so I am clean now on the outside at lease