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  • Sdurnell has replied to a post on the message board

    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
    • Sdurnell has replied to a post on the message board

      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
      • Sdurnell has replied to a post on the message board

        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
        • Sdurnell has replied to a post on the message board

          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
          • Sdurnell has created a new message board discussion

            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
            • Sdurnell has replied to a post on the message board

              Hi Arman. I tried to send a couple of messages, but have heard nothing back. Susan

              October 04 at 4:41 AM view post
              • Sdurnell has replied to a post on the message board

                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
                • Sdurnell has replied to a post on the message board

                  PopPop and Arman, OK, I am contacting the management, I think.  We'll see how it goes. Susan

                  September 25 at 3:49 AM view post
                  • Sdurnell has replied to a post on the message board

                    ME, I am so sorry that your husband was not better informed about the consequences of decisions and the recovery from this cancer treatment.  And that it could happen to a physiscian only underscores the seriousness of this lack of informatiuon--it happens to far too many patients.  I was one of the lucky ones in that my doctors were very forthcoming and patient with my questions. Usually radiation keeps ...

                    September 24 at 7:11 AM view post
                    • Sdurnell has replied to a post on the message board

                      Thanks, Arman. I don't really navigate this site at all, just check on the H&N part to see if there are more posts, and I never see any. Can you tell me what I'm doing incorrectly after all these years? Susan

                      September 24 at 6:55 AM 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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