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  • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

    I had radiation to neck and jaw. get neck cramping 2-6 times a DAY Went to rehab place (for back and nexk pain) and they did "dry needling"  Almost like accupuncture but different and less annoying.  Now I get cramps 3 times a week rather than 3 times a day highly recomend it

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    • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

      The tube has a washer, pull it out a bit to loosen up.To keep tubing from sticking I was told and did this daily. turn the tube 1/4 turn so doesn't grow to the wallWe bought an athletic whistle with rope to go around neck, tossed the whisltle, suspemded tubing from the rop. easy peesy. bought TWO. So had one in shower and got out, changed to a dry one

      April 01 at 9:45 PM view post
      • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

        I would defintaely get a 2nd and maybe 3rd opinion. I had tonsil cancer that spread to a lymph node. I had a tonsilectomy at age 60, removed 1 lumph node (the only one swollen-tested it, was cancer) Then had 7 weeks, adily radiation to throat and jaw and every monday chemo i was told radiation ONLY, 60% chance of survival, with chemo, 90% chance. 11 years ago I have a nephew who at about age 38 had tongue can...

        March 21 at 4:21 PM view post
        • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

          Go today to an ENTi had sore throat, swollen lymph node. med doc gave me antibiotics. After 1 month, sore throat better, lymph node still swollen, sent me IMMEDEIATELY to ent, didn scope and biopsy. It was tonsil cancerCALL TODAY

          March 14 at 2:46 PM view post
          • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

            You've come to the right place. Diana started the site and she's one of the few women who had this. I had Tonsil cancer in 2007 so I'll tell you stuff and some stuff you won't be told. 1. With chemo & radiation it's 90% curable. 2. it's one of the WORST treatments for cancer you can get, but he'll make it 3. Feeding tube is a must. Easily 5 months with one. You'll still need to drink water, keep your throat op...

            February 02 at 1:30 PM view post
            • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

              A poster said: "Even today, I have massive stiffness on the left side of my neck (where my cancer was located). " they cut in my neck to remove one lymph node Weather changes  gets a spasm and chewing and just watching tv I have a bad back, was sent to a rehab palce for exercises, help but the rehab palce did whats called "dry needling" on my neck I used to have 3-5 spasms A DAY. now maybe 3-5 a WEEK I...

              December 13 at 3:12 PM view post
              • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

                People on this site shared better experience than some of my doctors. I did go to monthly meetings of survivors for head and neck and those folks told em things that I also didn't get from doctors You may want to consider doing recorded videos shared here where YOU interview specialists and maybe survivors. Would be helpful Would like to see some kind of easy acces to archives. i see myself and others retyping th...

                December 06 at 7:17 PM view post
                • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

                  90% cure rate when chemo and radiation used together. Without radiation, 60% cure Most curable, most terrible treatment. i saved my post from years ago, heres' my story You'll need to follow the same course of action =============================== I had tonsils removed at age 59. They took out ONE lymph node in my neck. Just one. I get cramps in my neck and shooting pains I know soemone who had EXACTLY what i...

                  December 06 at 7:13 PM view post
                  • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

                    takes a year to feel better. so almost there They cut out my lymph node, so cut into my neck, I get spams all the time, 3-5 times a DAY went to rehab for my back and they did whats called dry Needling On my nexk. Spams have gone from 3-5 times a day to 3-5 times a WEEK Its not accuopuncture, but similiar

                    November 29 at 5:22 PM view post
                    • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

                      get a second opinion. With checmo + radiation most of these have a 90% cure rate Most I've spoken to many and many doctors and hospitals do different things. I'm in Atlanta, great care but my radialogist had one choice and there were two One guy I spoke to told me a doctor told him to have all of his teeth removed before treatment. For head & neck cancer radiation is the go to treatment. My story of ...

                      November 29 at 5:20 PM view post
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