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  • mtkjohn1 has replied to a post on the message board

    So sorry to hear where you Husband has ended up! I am 12 year out from Tocil cancer stage III, 40 rad and 6 chemo ( Cisplatin - YUCK). I am having more and more dificulties with the Treatment side effects, but gratfull that I have seen my child graduate , Grade scholl , High School, and this year Collage!! My vioce is getting vert raspy, and corse sounding. Pain in an issue, and take a small amount of Vicidin 30mg, w...

    July 31 at 3:10 AM view post
    • mtkjohn1 has replied to a post on the message board

      Thanks David, Great reply!! I am 11 years out from stage III did 40 Rad TX and 6 Chemo. I did extra Rad due to no surgical option due to location ( wrapped around corodid artery) Not Pleasant treatment, but price of admission !!

      July 19 at 3:33 PM view post
      • mtkjohn1 has replied to a post on the message board

        thanks Susan, Great update of what to expect, and where you are :-) john

        July 19 at 2:56 PM view post
        • mtkjohn1 has replied to a post on the message board

          Susan, I am here as well, but the time lag of posts does not allow for conversation any longer, which when I came here 11 years ago was what saved my five and I loved it!! people are on a cancer board when they are Scared and need to talk with someone

          July 19 at 2:38 PM view post
          • mtkjohn1 has replied to a post on the message board

            Thanks Pop, very happy to see you going strong!! I just returned from my sons Collage graduation in Seattle :-) 11 years out now and very gratfule for the abbility to see and participate in my families life. The side effects afe no joke from all that radiation, and chemo. But as my oncoligist has told me " The price of Admission" When I complained about side effects: ME; Dr i am finding these side effect a pian i...

            July 19 at 2:34 PM view post
            • mtkjohn1 has replied to a post on the message board

              Good luck Dave, I am 11 years out from treatment , and am having rotator cuff pain and problems as well. My surgeon has said similar things due to post radiation damage. Sorry but he does not think Anyone will go in there :-(

              July 19 at 2:25 PM view post
              • mtkjohn1 has replied to a post on the message board

                sorry been gone for a long time. Life got busy, some good and some not so Good. But very glad to be here Not everyone makes it through. Just this year Lost a local man my age 57 after treatment  to a heart attack. This is no easy road Hqppy Memorial day to all beautiful at the beach john

                May 27 at 3:06 PM view post
                • mtkjohn1 has created a new message board discussion

                  Well the title says it all!! Eleven years ago today I had my last Rad Treatment , and started the journey towards a New Normal. I am not saying BACK to my life, because we never can go back in Time to anytime we have experienced. Now I did not feel this way 11 years ago, I thought at the end of treatment I would rent a hall and have a Huge  party to thank all the people that helped me through treatment ( especia...

                  May 27 at 3:01 PM view discussion
                  • mtkjohn1 has replied to a post on the message board

                    The PEG tube saved my life, and really helped with making the treatment more managable and recovery so much quicker Memeorial Slone did not give me an option ( my oncoligist was my freind and said it is how he would treat his children and his Mother!!!  good enough for me 1. the more water you can take the faster you can flush out all the dead cells tahe TX is creating. 2. the more prorien and nutrients you g...

                    August 28 at 3:58 AM view post
                    • mtkjohn1 has replied to a post on the message board

                      I had the same cancer as yiur friend 10 years ago ( 47) and my son was 10 !!! I have seen him graduate Grade school, High School, Taught him to drive, saw his Proms and God willing will see him graduate collage in Seattle next year!!!! It is Not easy, No day at the beach, but managable and " The Price of Admision !!! all is well john

                      August 28 at 3:20 AM view post
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                      About mtkjohn1

                      Survivor
                      Head and Neck Cancer, Tonsils Cancer
                      After Treatment, Cancer Prevention, Prevention Tips, Radiation, Side Effects

                      I was a 46 year old Male never smoker and nondrinker for 19yrs (threw the Grace of God)
                      had a small Earache and started my journey to Stage 3 SSC of the Rt Tonsil and carotid artery
                      been Four (4) yra NED and an interesting journey
                      ALL IS WELL!!!
                      john

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