Throat Cancer squamous cell carcinoma

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Throat Cancer squamous cell carcinoma

by jayjayjan2 on Sat Aug 21, 2010 05:18 PM

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My stepfather served in the army in USA and was in Vietnam in the 60s 4 years ago he could not speak after suffering many sore throats. Yes he did drink and smoke and came home from Vietnam with some kind of virus the doctors in USA never found out what. His wieght just fell off him and he was less then 5 stone they told his mother he'd not make the flight home frm Germany. He was a changed man when he got well with mood swings and he'd never was like it before then started to drink his moods away. He meet my mother at the age of 25 and settled in Spain for 30 years came home to England in 2003 with my mother she died of cancer 5 months after they arrived here. I promised to look after my step father and few cyears later he had throat cancer it was a hard time for me as i ooked after him 24/7 for over a year. Now he is in hospital and just been told he has got spots on the lungs and that he is dying. I've often read about agent orange and always thought that sounds like my father but its too late for him. Left him at hospital today so sorry for him cannot walk swoollen feet finding it hard to breath only trouble is i'm helpless nothing i can do for him and is family are all in America and in thier 80s. His throat cancer was squamous cell carcinoma so i guess its spread to the lungs.

Kind Regards Janet

RE: Throat Cancer squamous cell carcinoma

by nursenana on Sat Aug 21, 2010 05:27 PM

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Went through tongue and neck cancer with my daughter as her caregiver. Now we face chemo and radiation to try and keep cancer away. Next stop might have been lungs. Hoping and praying this works. She did not smoke or drink and led the healthiest of lifestyles -- in the gym 5 days a week. Go figure.

Best of days for you ahead. ((((HUGS)))))

RE: Throat Cancer squamous cell carcinoma

by civonnecam on Wed Sep 08, 2010 06:22 AM

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On Aug 21, 2010 5:18 PM jayjayjan2 wrote:

My stepfather served in the army in USA and was in Vietnam in the 60s 4 years ago he could not speak after suffering many sore throats. Yes he did drink and smoke and came home from Vietnam with some kind of virus the doctors in USA never found out what. His wieght just fell off him and he was less then 5 stone they told his mother he'd not make the flight home frm Germany. He was a changed man when he got well with mood swings and he'd never was like it before then started to drink his moods away. He meet my mother at the age of 25 and settled in Spain for 30 years came home to England in 2003 with my mother she died of cancer 5 months after they arrived here. I promised to look after my step father and few cyears later he had throat cancer it was a hard time for me as i ooked after him 24/7 for over a year. Now he is in hospital and just been told he has got spots on the lungs and that he is dying. I've often read about agent orange and always thought that sounds like my father but its too late for him. Left him at hospital today so sorry for him cannot walk swoollen feet finding it hard to breath only trouble is i'm helpless nothing i can do for him and is family are all in America and in thier 80s. His throat cancer was squamous cell carcinoma so i guess its spread to the lungs.

Kind Regards Janet

My friend,

So much you have had to deal with. Your a good person and your goodness will not be lost. So many people would walk away, you stayed and still there.

If he is dying, help him and yrself w/the transition. Bring him some nice quiet books to read to him, simple loving books. Maybe children's books. I love Shel Silverstein "The Giving Tree" and he has some audios too.

Some nice soothing music to calm his fears, to rest your heart as I am sure you are exhausted. I recently read an article when nothing is working then stop and do nothing.."Rest". Find the calmness in being still and this will soothe his fears too. My prayers are w/you both. Ivonne

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