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  • SanDiegophil has replied to a post on the message board

    Hi Rolf, I was told to use a electric razor at the beginning of my treatment and it made so much sense because I couldn't nick my neck, and my neck was a real mess after a while. I went back to a blade after my neck healed up soon after my treatment was completed. Good luck on your journey. Phil

    April 14 at 12:30 PM view post
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      Dear dukeskip, It's really late but I wanted to say I'm so sorry for your son's medical condition, and for being so young. We may perhaps get answers someday to why we had to sufffer. No one ever dies of good health and there are many ways to die, I would never want to die as Jesus suffered on the cross. May God bless you and your family. Phil

      March 21 at 11:51 AM view post
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        Hi ErthWlkr, I remenmber the little sugar cube I was given....yummy....and I didn't get polio! Thank you Doctor Salk, you were/are my hero. Phil Ps: We got our cubes at school.

        February 11 at 7:32 AM view post
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          Hey Slowlane, Glad you had a super good day! My belief before my cancer adventure was and still is today that everyday is a birthday for me since it's a birth of a new day that I get to experience once again. And the song I like to greet the new day is; I just want to celebrate another day of living. Yeah, that does it for me. Also the song reminds me when I used to be young and NEVER EVER thought of being this old!...

          January 17 at 6:49 AM view post
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            Hi Jeff, Well, happy birthday to you as well. Thanks for the wishes of the future enjoyment of my family, that's nice of you. Of course, I hope your future is full of many birthdays to come and shared with family and friends. You know Jeff when I'm reading your helpful advice and opinions to those seeking answers, I could swear you sound like a Doctor. I'm really impressed with the information you come up with, I h...

            November 21 at 10:38 AM view post
            • SanDiegophil has replied to a post on the message board

              Hi Susan, Thank you for your kind message which is so true, you really do appreicate every day of your life even more then before. Also, Susan, I would like to thank you for all of the advise you have shared with our fellow blogers who are searching for answers to ease their concerns and lay out options to choose for their treatment. Wishing you the same sentiments you expressed as well. Phil

              November 21 at 9:45 AM view post
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                PopPop, That is really nice that he takes the time from his activities to express his love for you. Well, your grandson's message is very clear to you and appreciated, no matter how it was spoken. My granddaughter has difficulty with the letter F which makes some of her words have a different meaning then her intented words. You have a good day. Phil

                November 15 at 7:27 PM view post
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                  Joyous annual celebration of the rebirth of my life. Six years added to my total number of years allotted to me by God which have been richly rewarding. I'm grateful for each breath I take, nothing is taken for granted with this life extension opportunity. I am reminded constantly by daily events in my life how lucky it is to be alive. I especially enjoy every minute I spend with my 2.5 year old Granddaughter for num...

                  November 15 at 7:29 AM view discussion
                  • SanDiegophil has replied to a post on the message board

                    Hi Susan, So good to hear the great news about your PET/CT yesterday. Good old NED indeed! No matter how you measure the  time it takes to go through our treatment, the most important goal is that final all clear from our Doctors. Congratulations Susan, on being one step closer, one less hurdle out of the way. Phil

                    September 19 at 2:21 AM view post
                    • SanDiegophil has replied to a post on the message board

                      PS: I forgot to mention as we all know that we are different in our types of head and neck cancers in treatments and the verying results, and in what particular stage that we are in regard to how often and to what lengths we see our Doctors. I mention my case as just one example of course.

                      September 15 at 9:09 AM view post
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                      About SanDiegophil

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                      Was told I have base of tongue squamous cell carcinoma in August of 2007. I had a lump on my neck that I ignored for too long and also a minor sore throat, my Doctor told me it was forth stage cancer. Had 33 sessions of radiation and 3 chemo sessions, about 45 days of treatment and about 45 days to recover. I used a feeding tube for all of my nourishment. Taste buds and saliva returned to normal in a relatively short period of time (thank God). I began seeing my Doctors on once a year statis last year. Last Nov.14th, he said my chances for survival was rated at 80 percent so I hoping soon he'll say it's at 90 percent. My life is back to normal as far as I am concerned. On 11/14/12 I can claim 5 year cancer survival status. I'm totally grateful to my team of Doctors and everyone who has helped me fight my cancer, I can't thank them enough!! If anyone has a question for me, please email me and I'll share whatever information I have experienced with you.

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