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  • Tina1977 has created a new message board discussion

    Well its been awhile since I have let you all know how things have been going.  Dad has been done with treatments a little over a year now.  He actually went back to work driving semi.  End of November 2015.  He is so happy to be back to work.  He is doing amazing. So to anyone out there, there is hope and happiness at the end of the long road.  Well hope all are doing well. Hope everyon...

    January 11, 2016 view discussion
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       Thank you Susan it has been  a long rough road but even tho we have both wanted to quit we have stuck it threw.

      April 27, 2015 view post
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        Ok so dad was discouraged at sometimes but now after hard work and speech theraphy to teach him how to eat.  He has his gtube in still but has not used it for almost a month.  That stated hope to remove in July.  He is able to eat almost everything of course it takes longer he is last at the table but that is ok my son is a slow eater also.  He is very proud of where he has gotten to even though m...

        April 26, 2015 view post
        • Tina1977 has created a new message board discussion

          My dad has had his epiglatis (spelling) removed.  Has anyone else.  If so please let me know how it has gone.  He is getting discouraged and wants some support.   Thank You

          March 04, 2015 view discussion
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            Dad has had his new tube put in it had come partially out.  It went good he did have a night in the hospital.  He has a couple questions for me to ask.  Is it normal after having the epoglausts (spelling) removed to feel like he is chocking?   Is it normal to be coughing and spitting constantly?  Is mouth being very dry normal?  he does have a cool mist humidifier going.

            December 22, 2014 view discussion
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              Well dad is starting to eat some.  He had all his few teeth pulled before treatment.  So he is working on getting dentures.  He is a little concerned because he has a really large lump on his neck (gally wopper) they told him to massage it but it has not gotten smaller I think it is a side effect of the radiation.  With the holidays coming of course the loss of mom (his wife) is getting harder. &n...

              December 14, 2014 view discussion
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                Well tomorrow marks 2 weeks post treatment.  Dad is still pretty sore.  But he is hanging in there.  He went outside last weekend and walked around while we were insulation and winterizing the house.  He got tired quick but it was great to see him out and about.  Next weekend we are going to shoot for a trip to our local pumpkin patch and such.  Hoping he is up for it.  Thank you al...

                October 17, 2014 view discussion
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                  October 17, 2014
                  • Tina1977 has created a new message board discussion

                    Well DAD MADE IT!!!  Today was the last treatment.  He did it!!! He is very sore as hell and exhausted and misserable.  The staff told him he is the only patient they have had that has gone threw 2 chemo and 30 radiation treatments with out puking!!!  He gave all the staff hugs and their thank you gift we got them.  He is planning on still doing the support group they have so he will see the ...

                    October 03, 2014 view discussion
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                      Thank you we are down too 2 treatments.  So FRIDAY will be a great day!!!

                      October 02, 2014 view post
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                      About tina1977

                      Caregiver, Patient
                      Esophageal Cancer, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Throat Cancer
                      After Treatment, Chemotherapy, Emotional Support

                      My dad was just recently Diagnosed with Epiglottis Squamous Cell carcinoma. He was diagnosed on 6/6/2014 he starts his treatment tomorrow 8/19/14. Being a care giver is a huge part of my life I had taken care of my mom the last 20 years she recently passed away 4/29/2014 so needless to say this year has be HELL!! my dad is very scared for his treatments to start and I unfortunately can not be there I have a 5 year old school registration and a full time job.

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