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Checking in for Jim

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Joined: Aug 2010

Not that Jim couldn't check in for himself - I just know he won't.

For all you newbies I wanted to give you some encouragement this morning.  Almost four years ago, my husband, Jim, was diagnosed with inoperable hypopharyngeal and base of tongue cancer with lymph node involvement.  Three rounds of Cisplatin and 37 radiation treatments and a strong will on his part destroyed the cancer.

Last week Jim underwent a scope and got the all clear.  His ENT is a frank if somewhat blunt individual and he told Jim no one had expected Jim to survive the cancer.  

He is doing remarkably well at this point.  Having lost down to 119 lbs following treatment (and believe me, it was never for lack of eating) he is now back up to about 170. There is nerve damage so he does take medication to deal with that.

In the interest of full disclosure I will say he has one occurrence of squamous cell carcinoma on his lip but that was removed with no followup treatment and you can't tell anything happened at all when you look at the area.  

My purpose in sharing this is to let you know there IS a reason to hope, there IS a reason to believe you can beat this.

hwt's picture
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Thanks for sharing and congrats

CivilMatt's picture
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From pain there comes pleasure “All Clear”


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jim and i
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Joined: May 2011

Thanks for sharing the good news. Praying the news continues to be good for many years.


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Ruben and Jude
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Joined: Apr 2013

Good news is ALWAYS good to hear. Positive thoughts are good ones...  God Bless and continued good health. 


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My ENT isn't Frank..., actually I'm not sure what his first name is, LOL...

But I'm sure glad that Frank gave Jim the all clear...woohoo...


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Joined: Oct 2013

Thanks and that is wonderful news speaking as a newbie - I finished treatments Jan 17th same type of chemo 7 treatments and similar rad treatments - I get the scan Apr 14th to check to see if it is gone - thanks for the encouragement and all the best to Jim and you


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Thanks for shairing. It's always good to hear good news and winning the battle.

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