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  • Sdurnell has replied to a post on the message board

    CeeDee, I'm so sorry I didn't get back to you right away.  We have been out of the country, in Peru on a small cruise boat doing birdwatching on the Amazon and its tributaries.  That might tell you a bit about my quality of life nine years out of treatment.  It's very good.  I do have a few eating issues, but not any that have prevented me from regaining a little too much weight. I would do the ...

    February 25 at 7:19 AM view post
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      Tig If things don't pick up here, try going to Inspire head and neck cancer alliance.  More activity there. Susan

      January 28 at 4:12 AM view post
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        Johnsonly1, I am the Susan PopPop referred to in his post. I also had my throat close up completely, which was a side effect that we didn't anticipate, even though I made sure I was very well informed about treatment and its effects.  We are all different and no one can predict how this barbaric (but often succesful!) treatment will effect any one of us. I have had around 20 dilations over the last 8 years or ...

        January 27 at 11:27 PM view post
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          Hi Fiona. This is a site for head and neck cancer, primarily squamous cell carcinoma.  You might try the bladder cancer section of this site, or you could go to Inspire and try there. Best of luck to you. Susan

          December 19 at 1:15 AM view post
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            Patty, I am so sorry about your husband and that no one is willing to help him.  I was diagnosed the monthe before he was, and am doing fine now.  This think is so unpredictable.   I have a few thoughts.  Gaining weight would really help him probably.  Is he using a formula in his tube?  If so, he might be able to get one that has more calories in it to help with the weight. ...

            December 08 at 9:15 PM view post
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              Hey, that's great that you are more than three years out.  If your tumor(s) was HPV related, then you are most likely cured, since you have passed that magical 2-year mark. Congratulations, and I hope things continue to go well for you. Susan

              November 05 at 5:02 AM view post
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                The thing is that this group used to be quite active, and there hasn't been anything here for quite a while.  Susan

                November 02 at 5:52 AM view post
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                  Just wondering whether the monitors here have noticed that there have been no new posts for a very long time, and realized that this is not typical. I have tried sending messages to the powers that be here, but it is difficult to find out how to do that. Help? Susan

                  October 28 at 6:10 AM view discussion
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                    Hi Arman. I tried to send a couple of messages, but have heard nothing back. Susan

                    October 04 at 4:41 AM view post
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                      I usually use Chrome but Firefox doesn't work either.  I agree that it's probably the site. My son agrees.  His background is as the web designer for the city of St. Louis, so he might know of what he speaks. Susan.

                      September 26 at 11:20 PM view post
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                      About sdurnell

                      Patient
                      Head and Neck Cancer, Squamous Cell Cancer, Throat Cancer
                      Cancer Nutrition, Radiation

                      I have squamous cell cancer. A neck dissection showed one node positive (<3 cm.) and encapsulated. No primary has been found. I have no risk factors for this condition. Day after tomorrow I go in to have all my teeth pulled (my teeth are OK, but gums not so great). I will need five weeks of radiation, starting as soon as my mouth heals, and have been told not to lose any weight, even though I'm about 15 # overweight. Everyone is hoping I can avoid a feeding tube, but I'm not confident I can eat enough, especially without any teeth. I'd really like advice and support for this.

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