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  • SanDiegophil has replied to a post on the message board

    Hi CeAnn, I am a little ashamed to tell anyone about my experience with my peg tube since I only clean it once in the proper way, however, it got clean to a certain degree everytime I took a shower. Never got infected. The tube moved freely back and forth a few inches while inserted in my stomach during the six months of use. Like Susan stated earlier, I wasn't instructed to rotate the tube, nor did have I have info...

    Wednesday at 9:27 AM view post
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      Hi CheyenneMoon, I am about claustrophobia as the next person so my mind was racing as how to approach this mask task. I felt I had to do it to LIVE, and that was my constant thought throught the process. I was more concerned that my body would flinch and therefore we would have to start the process again. I didn't flinch thank God. At one point I had lost too much weight which affected the tight fit of the mask and...

      October 17 at 1:02 AM view post
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        Hi Char, Welcome to the five year survivors club, let the celebration begin! I am so happy for you and your husband to have reach this point in your life. We all thought our life couldn't be any tougher and then cancer makes its ugly presense and we are introduced to a new test of our will and strength in fighting this beast. Well, Char you kept your promise to post the great news, now all you two have to do is cele...

        September 15 at 8:39 PM view post
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          Hi songirl, I'm sorry I don't have the answer you would prefer. My cancer was back of tongue and one of my side affects is the ringing in my ears which has been present for seven years now. The good news that I can share with you is it's not a condition that bothers me to any measurable degree, I just accept it as part of my life since it's not loud and so far somewhat easy to ignore. I hope your husband's condition...

          September 14 at 7:21 AM view post
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            Hi everyone, The final score is ME-7 CANCER-0 complete shutout of the bad guy. My Doctor said since we are two years past the five year cure mark it's pointless to continue meeting once a year. He said if you have any questions or you think you need to see me just email me. General information on me is I had back of tongue cancer treated with 33 radiation and 3 chemotherapy sessions ending November 14, 2007. I am po...

            August 29 at 2:27 AM view discussion
            • SanDiegophil has replied to a post on the message board

              Hi Susan, It's rather late (1:00 a.m.) but I want to respond to your message. I'm well aware of the information you stated in your message, I merely stated that you could develope cancer in your lungs by smoking as well. That's the point I wanted to make. No new news there, just the fact we are faced with two possible avenues in which cancer can invade our lungs. I was not going to try to explain how it mets into th...

              August 26 at 8:44 AM view post
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                Hi Gary, Just a logical guess from me, but if cancer is discovered in the lungs it might have something to do with the amount of smoking we did years earlier. I smoked for 18 years, gave it up 30 years ago this Oct. and still got BOT cancer 7 years ago. I hope none us have to fight lung cancer because it's so deadly. Phil

                August 25 at 11:50 PM view post
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                  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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                      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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