Re: [MOL] G'day y'all! [01937] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] G'day y'all!



jBest of luck to you Steve.  You sound  very ornery and that's  good  to
have a good sense of humor.
Pat in Akron
-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen R. Teel <st@si14.com>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Sunday, April 25, 1999 6:09 PM
Subject: RE: [MOL] G'day y'all!


>I don't know but I might have a buck or two to offer :-).
>
>Well since Chris has opened the door
>Back in November 97 I noticed a lump on my neck, had a sore throat so
didn't
>think much of it. Well in December I realized that my throat was fine but I
>had that damn lump. Being the procrastinator I am I waited till the end of
>January to see my ENT doctor. He said my tonsil looked pissed off so he
>snatched a piece of it to have it checked out.
>
>When I saw him the next week he told me the good news that I had Tonsil
>cancer. We decided on surgery followed by radiation, Chemo doesn't work
well
>with what I had. Surgery was not too bad for me, Took the doctors 12 hours,
>earned their keep I guess :-). The radiation really sucked, since it was
the
>mouth/throat area I lost my sense of taste and it hurt like hell, I
actually
>lived on Ensure Drinks and liked them Ugh :-(. Well all in all I was doing
>fine Got my monthly checkups and no problems.
>
>Every time I see my ENT Doctor he asks me if everything else is OK. Well
>about 2.5 months ago I told him that I had a dry cough and my right upper
>chest was sore. He sent me to get my chest x-rayed. He contacted my GP Doc,
>nobody called me. Next month I told my ENT that I still had the problem and
>no one called me. Well off to the X-ray I went again. This time the x-ray
>people said call your Doctor NOW, that really made me wonder. Next thing I
>know I'm getting a CAT Scan and there it was, we weren't sure at the time
>that it was cancer. After a needle biopsy neg. then a Brochoscopy which
>found the cancer. My local GP Doctor didn't tell me much, he sent me to an
>Oncologist, I call him Dr. Death, Who told me that it was inoperable and
>incurable. I said C-YA and went to the City of Hope out here in California.
>They jumped right in and said we are going to remove the bad lung and zap
>the area with radiation. Then work on a plan on keeping it from coming
back.
>>From what I understand even if they get it to where they can't detect it
it
>will still be around waiting. So I will in a sense always be fighting it.
>I've already started on a new healthier lifestyle, hope it works :). and
>that is where I be. I think I get Filleted end of next week.
>
>=<ST>=
>Stephen
>AKA Duckman3
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>> [mailto:owner-mol-cancer@lists.meds.com]On Behalf Of CCR0417@AOL.COM
>> Sent: Sunday, April 25, 1999 4:08 PM
>> To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>> Subject: Re: [MOL] G'day y'all!
>>
>>
>> Stephen!  You made it!  :)
>>
>> I'd like to introduce Stephen from the "Survivors Group".  He has
>> a lot to
>> offer and I'll let him tell you all the rest about his cancer jouney.
>>
>> -chris
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