Be the Boss Over Cancer

Collective Diary Entries

I was Diagnosed with:
Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma stage 4 on the right tonsil, 2 spots in my nasel cavity behind the nose.
Employment Status:
4 months to contract end date, then unemployed.
Gender/Age:
Male/54
Type and Description of Treatments:
8 weeks of targeted radiation therapy. Weekly chemotherapy for the duration. Cisplatin chemothera...

How do you feel today?

Tired. I lost 53 pounds during treatment and subsequent throat infections. Lying down in bed or in the recliner is still painful, so I'm not sleeping well. I try to rest a few times during the day. Overall I' think I'm Ok, I'm just trying to figure out what my new normal is. I'm not accepting everything yet. I'm going to get better, it...

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I was Diagnosed with:
Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma on Right tonsil and in Nasal Cavity
Employment Status:
Unemployed/Disability
Gender/Age:
Male/54
Type and Description of Treatments:
8 Weeks Radiation, 8 weekly treatments Chemotherapy

How do you feel today?

Still tired. I'm having problems sleeping trough the night. I'm still working on weight gain. My joints ache from lack of muscle. I have a constant ringing hum in my right ear, which I try to drown out with a fan.

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I was Diagnosed with:
Tonsilar Squamous Cell Carcinoma reoccurence
Employment Status:
Unemployed but looking
Gender/Age:
Male/56
Type and Description of Treatments:
I finished treatment March 2013. I have been working through some serious weight loss and trying ...

How do you feel today?

Angry, confused, worried. The first time around was hard. We are praying this will be a surgery and no more radiation/chemotherapy.

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I was Diagnosed with:
Tonsilar Squamous Cell Carcinoma reoccurence
Employment Status:
Unemployed
Gender/Age:
Male/56
Type and Description of Treatments:
Removal of right tonsil, lymph nodes, section of tongue and surrounding tissue.

How do you feel today?

Sore, thankful, glad the surgery part is over.

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