GRAVEY UPDATE GOOD NEWS :)

GRAVEY
GRAVEY Member Posts: 83
edited March 2014 in Head and Neck Cancer #1
Hey everyone, I have been reading some posts and it's good to see a positive swing for some of you, some finished with their treatments and now have had some recoup time. You who are still struggling, look too these vets for help, you have a well of knowledge here that you cant get anywhere else, even from a doctor. Yes, doctors can listen and pass on stories and experiences he has heard from others, but nothing will EVER replace words directly from the mouths of tI totally hose who have experienced first hand the horrible things that we have gone through, and exactly how it affected each and every one of us, so look to them they know.

A quick update, Im now 7 months past my final radiation treatment, and I have come to some realizations. One, my body has recouped MUCH faster than my brain has, I was physically trying and doing things before I think my mind was ready to let me. I am MUCH better now. I can really say of all the side affects the few that I have left are the tinitus, which sometimes I have been able to tune it out, quiet rooms are probably the worst. And dry throat, I wont really say mouth anymore, because my saliva has returned pretty well in that area, but at night especially I will sleep with my mouth open, and when I wake, have significant dry throat.
I am doing overall much better though guys. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. for it all. I will be back more frequently, just needed some time to get more used to my new norm, and try to get back some of my old norm too. Definitely have been able to come to more of a balance with that.

Love you all,
GRAVEY

Comments

  • pattyanny
    pattyanny Member Posts: 544
    I am sooooo happy!
    This is the best news I have heard all week! I know exactly what you mean about body recouping faster over the mind. Your side effects seem to be subsiding quite well. I think we learn to compensate for them, which becomes the new norm. I wish you all the best in life and continuous healing in mind, body and spirit! I am glad to hear your great news, and grateful for the support you have given me in the past. Stay strong Gravey & keep pressing forward! Congrats!
    Love & Prayers, Patty
  • MarineE5
    MarineE5 Member Posts: 1,029 Member
    Thank You
    Gravey,

    Thanks for the update as it is helpful to all. It is a balancing act to say the least as we try to find a new life style from the side effects we now have. But it can be done.

    My Best to You and Everyone Here
  • Scambuster
    Scambuster Member Posts: 973
    Good one GRAVEY
    Nice to hear things are going well.

    Scam
  • rozaroo
    rozaroo Member Posts: 665

    Good one GRAVEY
    Nice to hear things are going well.

    Scam

    Gravey
    Great to hear you are doing so well!
  • wifeforlife
    wifeforlife Member Posts: 189
    rozaroo said:

    Gravey
    Great to hear you are doing so well!

    Great
    So happy things are going well.
  • SASH
    SASH Member Posts: 421 Member
    No more lumps in the Gravey.

    No more lumps in the Gravey.
  • Glenna M
    Glenna M Member Posts: 1,576
    SASH said:

    No more lumps in the Gravey.

    No more lumps in the Gravey.

    Sash
    LOL, only you would think of that ;-)
  • CajunEagle
    CajunEagle Member Posts: 408
    Glenna M said:

    Sash
    LOL, only you would think of that ;-)

    Glenna
    We were up your way (Concord) a few weeks ago. Went up in and around the White Mts. and drove over to Portsmouth. Beautiful area and nice golf courses. Hope to get back up and around there within the next few months.

    Larry
  • Glenna M
    Glenna M Member Posts: 1,576

    Glenna
    We were up your way (Concord) a few weeks ago. Went up in and around the White Mts. and drove over to Portsmouth. Beautiful area and nice golf courses. Hope to get back up and around there within the next few months.

    Larry

    Larry
    Yes, NH is beautiful and we do have some excellent golf courses. Portsmouth is beautiful, one of my favorite cities in NH. When you were in Concord you were about 35 minutes south of me.

    Glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope the weather was beautiful while you were here.

    Glenna
  • delnative
    delnative Member Posts: 450
    Glenna M said:

    Larry
    Yes, NH is beautiful and we do have some excellent golf courses. Portsmouth is beautiful, one of my favorite cities in NH. When you were in Concord you were about 35 minutes south of me.

    Glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope the weather was beautiful while you were here.

    Glenna

    Welcome back, Gravey
    It sounds like you're well on your way to finding your new normal.
    That's a good thing.

    --Jim in Delaware
  • Kimba1505
    Kimba1505 Member Posts: 557
    delnative said:

    Welcome back, Gravey
    It sounds like you're well on your way to finding your new normal.
    That's a good thing.

    --Jim in Delaware

    Makes us stronger
    Gravey,
    Your good news makes all of us stronger. Glad to hear you are doing so well!!!
    Kim
  • tonyanddenise
    tonyanddenise Member Posts: 70
    Thanks I needed that!
    Do well friend. Thanks for the positive outlook and congrats.
  • Kent Cass
    Kent Cass Member Posts: 1,898 Member
    Kimba1505 said:

    Makes us stronger
    Gravey,
    Your good news makes all of us stronger. Glad to hear you are doing so well!!!
    Kim

    Yes
    Very good to get an update, Gravey, and equally good to hear you're doing good. Oh yeah.

    kcass
  • Greg53
    Greg53 Member Posts: 849

    Thanks I needed that!
    Do well friend. Thanks for the positive outlook and congrats.

    Gravey
    Good to hear you're doing well!!

    Positive thoughts coming at ya!
    Greg