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imageJim - Week 1 post treatment  Wednesday, December 8, 2021 It seems they were right.  Unfortunately it does continue to get worse after treatment.  The pain in his mouth/tongue/throat is worse and he has more blisters on his neck.  Yesterday we did the vinegar and water soak followed by Silvadene and Xeroform dressing wrapped in gauze.  This morning he had more blisters.  Here is a picture of him with his dressings: He wanted me to make sure to post that he was worried about his neck being painful … more…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageShannon - Birthday wishes  Thank you! I am doing pretty good! 2 1/2 years post treatment. Need to get my focus back on my exercising and eating healthier. In August we (the family) was kayaking. We stopped by a bluff and I decided to jump off. Everything was great until my shoulder dislocated in the water. I really need to stop living by that Tim McGraw song. Live like you were dying. My youngest sister who is 42 was diagnosed in October with breast … more…
Type: Anal Cancer

imageJim - 1st weekend after treatment  Sunday, December 5, 2021 Yesterday we had a nurse come to the house to give Jim 2 bags of normal saline - thank God.  She also had to add some Zofran because he threw up and was nauseated again.  I was really worried yesterday especially because he only had a few tablespoons of chicken broth and a couple of sips of Ensure. I also ended up mixing just a little bit of water with a packet of Benecalorie protein just to … more…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageJim - Day 30 ~ Done!  Friday, December 3, 2021 Jim got to ring the bell! He's done with treatments and we made it home!  … more…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageJim - Day 29 (proton 29 of 30)  Thursday, December 2, 2021 One more treatment left!  We can't wait to get home tomorrow.  I have him set up with IV fluids every other day when we get home and we will see an oncologist on Monday.  He has really been dragging.  The last few days, he has only had one shake each day.  He said he is going to try to drink another one tonight, but we shall see.  When he was getting IV fluids a few hours ago, … more…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageDeborah - Surgery  Just got home from having the exploratory surgery. The surgeon also removed my tonsills and the linguinal tonsils. She took biopsys of everthing in my mouth. Eating is hard and drinking cold things is good. We find out the pathology report in 3 to 7 days. … more…
Type: Throat Cancer

imageJim - Day 27 (proton 27 of 30)  I forgot to mention the other day that Jim's two blood cultures came back clear.  I'm so glad we didn't hospitalize him after having a contaminated culture from the ER.  So basically he had 3 out of 4 cultures that were negative. Today he was 187 lbs. when we saw the nurse and doctor.  He had just had 2 liters of normal saline, so I'm sure that helped, but he definitely hasn't been drinking as much at all.  I'm sure he … more…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageJim - Last weekend here!  Sunday, November 28, 2021 Jim has done so-so over the weekend.  We have his severe pain under control, but he is never pain-free.  Leg and feet massages seem to help though! :) The biggest problem is his nausea and/or not wanting to eat because he is full.  Even if he had a feeding tube, he said he wouldn't want to put much in it.  Because of his pain medicines, he sleeps a lot.  We just set the phone alarm for every 3 … more…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageJim - Day 25 (proton 25 of 30)  Friday, November 26, 2021 We are both ready to be done and come home.  The past couple of days have been trying.  Pain control is the biggest issue, but we are getting into a routine so we can stay on top if it.  It seems like he can't go more than 3 1/2 hours without oxycodone or else his whole body starts to shake, including his jaw - which causes more pain.  I've been dropping him off at the door at … more…
Type: Tongue Cancer

imageSterling - I am thankful  I am thankful for Jill who created this site. I am thankful for all the people on blogforacure who understand all the emotional and physical challenges that come with cancer. I am thankful that despite the fact that many have suffered far more than I have, they understand and are compassionate enough to support me and their other fellow travelers on this journey. In all my years I have never found anything that speaks to me more than "A Confederate Soldier's Prayer"     Just … more…
Type: Thyroid Cancer

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