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Dlynn1210's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

    My oncologist told me last year they have found scans are actually doing more damage than good so are backing off on the number required.  Under Obamacare we can expect more of this when insurance companies are required to carry all with pre-existing conditions.  Now we are seeing more companies merging which will also mean a rise in rates. I had to appeal the last two years for Dexilant - a medicine to pr...

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    • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

      Speaking as a cancer survivor who fought the battle myself and won AND the wife of a man who lost his battle with cancer, cancer patients and their caregivers do not have the time or inclination to read meaningless posts.  Our attention spans are "tunnel visioned" as we are focused entirely on beating cancer.  Private replies are offered here as respect for them and failure to use them in ins...

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      • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

        Hi Patty - This blog has been ongoing since Jan 2013.  Missy70's (the original poster) husband passed away Nov 15, 2013.  I was given a 50/50 chance of survival upon diagnosis but I am cancer free today.  I think once diagnosed we always have that "what if" in the back of our minds.  I waiver about whether I would go through treatment again but to be honest, if my life was on the line, I would e...

        Saturday at 11:19 AM view post
        • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

          The reason I say you are promoting this product is because you flat out refuse to post private replies to Annie which would allow her email to be forwarded directly to you. You insist on posting your responses publically which gives credence to your being in on this scam. If for any reason you are unhappy with our product you will receive a full refund. With no sender information what does the previous sente...

          July 30 at 2:40 PM view post
          • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

            Hi Linda One of the greatest things about this site is sharing both treatment issues and post treatment issues.  Two months post treatment the left side of my face and neck swelled up.  My visiting nurse panicked and was ready to call an ambulance to transport me to the hospital (my husband was out of town on a business trip but due back home in a few hours).  She told me the swelling could obstruct m...

            July 29 at 1:36 PM view post
            • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

              gray steve1 - Are you saying that you are an employee of CTCA or did you copy something from their website?  While every word that you wrote is true, this is the first time in my 8 years on CC that I have seen a reply that indicates it was written by someone from CTCA - and this is your first post on CC.  Also, the person who posted this has breast cancer and I responded to her post as a surv...

              July 29 at 11:36 AM view post
              • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                I totally agree. It has been 8 years since my diagnosis and I began treatment in August 2007 at CTCA in Zion. I also live in FL now but still go back every year for my checkup - due back in Sept. Dr. Citrin is the best and CTCA is one of the most caring facilities one could ask for. Everyone from the nurses to the lab techs to the cafeteria workers - everyone cares and shows their support. My husband had to trav...

                July 28 at 10:31 PM view post
                • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                  Stomatitis Cocktail helped with my sore mouth.  It is a prescription that contains linocain for pain.  You just swish around in your mouth - and it helped me tremendously with pain.  If I had anything pop up between appointments I called my oncologist's office.  Even the nurses can tell you or find out for you whether the red drops are anything to be concerned with.  Much better than waiting ...

                  July 28 at 9:04 PM view post
                  • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                    Yes Audrey I do have white patche/whitish and pale skin in the back of my throat in the area that was radiated.  Diana

                    July 28 at 8:54 PM view post
                    • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                      Hi Audrey I think we all get a little freaked out at times even years later.  You might want to get a second opinion to be safe but generally the symptoms you are experiencing are not those we saw prior to being diagnosed with cancer.  It sounds more like an infection that isn't quite cleared up and then returns.  Scar tissue is always very possible.  I found the slight headaches from the base of...

                      July 28 at 4:59 PM view post
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                      About Dlynn1210

                      Patient
                      Head and Neck Cancer, Tonsils Cancer

                      I am married and the mother of five grown children and 14 grandchildren. I was diagnosed in 2007 with SCC of the left tonsil and have been a member of CC since shortly after beginning treatment. I underwent chemo and radiation at CTCA in Zion, IL and received my last clean scan in Sept 2012. I found a wonderful support system on CC who really understood what I was going through and come back often to offer words of encouragement to those who are now traveling where I have been. I thank God daily for guiding me to CTCA and for guiding me to Cancer Compass. I had a tremendous support system with family and friends but there are not enough words to describe how I feel about my CC family other than to say I would not have made it through as well as I did without you.

                      UPDATE - I am now
                      7 1/2 years clear of cancer. My oncologist considers me cured of head and neck cancer. No more scans!!!

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