John, As of New Year's Eve, I officially gave up smoking. Lillian kind of prompted me to because she quit and plus I don't want to have lung cancer if it can be prevented. I used the patch and had all kinds of interesting dreams. If nothing else, it is more fun to be a sanctimonious reformed smoker & finally have a good reason to pat myself on the back.
Reply To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2000 9:49 AM
Subject: RE: [MOL] tonsil
I too had a neck dissection and 37 treatments of radiation to the head and neck. Every now and then, I do get facial and neck cramps. I find that it I extend my neck and lightly slap/tap the cramp, it goes away. I think it is a small price to pay for being alive ;+) I am glad to hear that you stopped smoking. I did as well for two years after my surgery. About a year ago, I guess I wanted to forget that I ever had cancer and returned to the old habits. I am determined to give them up and curse my stupidity for starting again! God Bless and welcome to a great web site filled with very caring and supportive cancer survivors!
From: colin wilson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 5:59 PM
Subject: [MOL] tonsil
Dear sir it`s been five big long years since i had my cancer of the tonsil (left) i had radio and chemo,i have stopped smoking for the same time as well,what is getting on my nerves a little is every time i yawn i get neck cramps,also when i do hard work i seem to lock up in parts of my neck.is this because of the treatment,radiotherepy that has made my veins smaller so the blood do not run as fast?