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  • Jackie3769 has replied to a post on the message board

    Thanks Tony. Were you told to do any exercises with your mouth and tongue? That is supposed to help...has anyone done the exercises and maintain their swollow? Doesn’t the medication help?

    November 19, 2017 view post
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      Hi all, STarting chemo (three rounds total) and radiation (35 days) next week for tonsil cancer. Any suggestions that might help me make it through this ordeal? Thanks, Jackie

      November 17, 2017 view discussion
      • Jackie3769 has replied to a post on the message board

        Thanks for the advice. I feel that the key to my situation is to be stronger than ‘it’. And with that comes faith in my medical team, family and friends. But it also comes with meditation, visualization and denying it a place in me. I am a true believer in fate and yes, this damn thing has happened to get my attention. I get it. Got the message loud and clear. But it’s now time to release this pariah back ...

        November 09, 2017 view post
        • Jackie3769 has replied to a post on the message board

          HI OT, Yes, I have a counsellor and she seems very nice. Met my radiation team yesterday and they are also very nice and caring. I think the support network here is very good. I will stay on this board as I do find it helpful. And I hope to be able to help others once I am through this with a$$h0le that has taken up residence in my body. He and his three tiny minions have to go. Don’t know why I call them a ...

          November 09, 2017 view post
          • Jackie3769 has replied to a post on the message board

            Hi Overtime, I just found your message. You know, I was telling my daughter last night that I hate the euphemism “journey’. This isn’t a journey, this is a road to hell. If I’m lucky, I will survive the brush with the devil and live to tell the tell. This is no ‘journey’. A journey has connotations of going someplace nice... AnywayAs you can see I am feeling a bit jaded. Thanks for your note. I am starti...

            November 09, 2017 view post
            • Jackie3769 has replied to a post on the message board

              Thanks Pete, I had the ‘mask’ session today. Cried a lot of the way through it. I still just can’t believe this is happening to me... Heard I will be getting 200 rads for 8 weeks. Not sure what to make of that. Chemo is still a question mark. I should know next week at the latest. Tomorrow is the first day I don’t have to go to town - a 1 hr drive. I will be trying to meditate, relax, freeze my tomatoes that...

              November 09, 2017 view post
              • Jackie3769 has replied to a post on the message board

                hi Pete, I told the girls last night. It was a huge releif. 2 down and 2 more to go. I also got good news that the PET scan showed a better scenario than originally thought. PLUS I get to keep all my teeth. I am tired...but getting more relaxed. This is just hard to accept. THanks, Jackie

                November 07, 2017 view post
                • Jackie3769 has replied to a post on the message board

                  Thanks Pete. This is going to be a long road. Today is d-day. Thanks for your kind words. I’m praying for the most positive news. You are right, it’s just hard to get my head around this. Today I’ll know just what I’m in for. Tonight I’ll tell start telling my children. There’s just such a huge sense that I’ve let everyone down. I will be knocking them all for a loop. I hate this.

                  November 06, 2017 view post
                  • Jackie3769 has created a new message board discussion

                    I was diagnosed with stage 2-3 tonsil cancer on the 37th anniversary of my daughter’s death on October 24th. My father died on October 30th. Monday I find out if I have cancer in more than one place. Tuesday I have a dentist appointment. The possible loss of all my teeth and other cancers are giving me thoughts of suicice. Or at least, forgetting about treatment and just letting this f**ki*ng disease consume me....

                    November 05, 2017 view discussion
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                    About Jackie3769

                    Tonsils Cancer

                    I am shattered with this diagnosis. I am a mom of 4 kids, two grandkids and one on the way. 56 but very young at heart. Good job as a PM. Trying to get set up for retirement and now this.

                    My husband is very supportive but I have not yet told my kids. Monday I get the results from the PET scan. Next week will be the worst week in all my life. Not very positive right now.

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