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TimNJ 07-17-2017 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by sunkist (Post 6112281)

Quit smoking 7 years ago never chewed, doc says this cancer is caused by the H.P.V. virus and we all have it, and have no idea what triggers it to go rouge.


I believe that's what Michael Douglas' throat cancer was caused by.
He seems to have come through in great shape.

Irishslave 07-17-2017 06:34 PM

I just gave you a kind of snarky post down in HH. Sorry dude, really. Everybody prays and you take care of yourself and you'll pull through. In the meantime if you have the strength do your research. Lots of people have pulled through this. I know of one and he's a fire pisser...but he ended up getting a laryngectomy and speaks through a tube and after that he ended up with mersa...so he had a tough go...but he's still doing business everyday now

bigdaddyrooster 07-17-2017 07:08 PM

Prayers to you, beat it's ass.


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B.D.R. 07-18-2017 12:23 PM

All the best to you.
Hang in there.


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sunkist 11-24-2017 05:58 PM

Hello, its been a while second week of being out of bed.
It has been a long hard battle with a couple of real dark days along the way.
I am 55lbs lighter with no taste buds or saliva glands and have to sip water often (doc says both will get better with time) also the radiation burnt all my hair folicals on my face and ears no more shaving.
As i get sronger i will post more :thumbsup:

Bull Trout 11-24-2017 06:03 PM

glad to hear that you are on the mend

KAP 11-24-2017 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by sunkist (Post 6525410)
Hello, its been a while second week of being out of bed.
It has been a long hard battle with a couple of real dark days along the way.
I am 55lbs lighter with no taste buds or saliva glands and have to sip water often (doc says both will get better with time) also the radiation burnt all my hair folicals on my face and ears no more shaving.
As i get sronger i will post more :thumbsup:

That you're posting is a great sign and just shows your strength after going through the dark days and still looking for the bright side of things... :clap:

One great thing about the dark, it has a dawn, and prayers for a continued line of them going forward... :thumbsup:

Let us know if there is anything we can do beyond prayers...

tgeb 11-24-2017 06:12 PM

Good to see you're still kicking around. :thumbsup:

Post when you can, we are all concerned and want to follow your progress.

Thanks for the update.

jlhaslip 11-24-2017 06:16 PM

Do whatever the nice Doctor says you need to do.

Builders Inc. 11-24-2017 06:19 PM

Aw man. So sorry to hear this. I've been out of the loop for a couple of months. Had no idea. We're praying for you and a speedy recovery!


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hdavis 11-24-2017 06:55 PM

Looking forward to more posts.:thumbsup:

SmallTownGuy 11-24-2017 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by sunkist (Post 6525410)
Hello, its been a while second week of being out of bed.
It has been a long hard battle with a couple of real dark days along the way.
I am 55lbs lighter with no taste buds or saliva glands and have to sip water often (doc says both will get better with time) also the radiation burnt all my hair folicals on my face and ears no more shaving.
As i get sronger i will post more :thumbsup:

So..............when you going back to work?;)

Leo G 11-24-2017 07:38 PM

Sounds like you made it though the tough part. Stay strong.

TimNJ 11-24-2017 10:56 PM

I was wondering how things were going too.

I was going to revive this thread on Dec.1 if there weren't any updates by then.

Glad to here you are back on the upswing.:thumbsup: Been praying for you every day since you first posted.

brickhook 11-25-2017 07:52 AM

Sunkist, I'm sorry to hear about what you're going through. I didn't see this thread til this a.m.

My Dad was first diagnosed with this same thing in 2000. He had been a smoker in his younger years aswell, but the Doc said it didn't come from that.

He had surgery and 35 radiation treatments (I think that was all he could per occurance)

He recovered just fine in time from the throat cancer, They even saved part of his vocal cords, so he even talked fine.

We are all pulling and praying for you :thumbsup:

sunkist 11-25-2017 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by SmallTownGuy (Post 6525674)
So..............when you going back to work?;)

Went today, install a shower door thats been sitting in storage for 6 months had my guy with me for the heavy stuff.
So part #s 6,9, 10,11, and 17 missing from box so all we got done was to cut the upper and lower guide rails.
Aired the tyres up on the van the rear were dead flat also charged the battery, got the van fired up last night first time in 6 months.
Charged batterys for cordles tools this weak, and replaced batterys in stud finder etc.
Rode with my guy in his pickup, it was so good to get out and start to get back to work even if we did not get much done, just to be out of the house with my tool belt and a bag full of other tools felt really good.

sunkist 11-25-2017 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by TimNJ (Post 6114473)
I believe that's what Michael Douglas' throat cancer was caused by.
He seems to have come through in great shape.

Hey Tim i think you sir are correct, One problem for Mr Douglas he still is not as good looking as me :laughing: you can see looking at him the toll cancer took on his body.

Builders Inc. 11-25-2017 05:01 PM

So glad to hear your out and about. Did the doc say your in full remission? Did they get it all?


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Joasis 11-25-2017 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by sunkist (Post 6527682)
it was so good to get out and start to get back to work even if we did not get much done, just to be out of the house with my tool belt and a bag full of other tools felt really good.


I tried to go back to work the Monday following brain surgery on the preceding Wednesday. Not good. The doctor told me to take 12 weeks off...and you know, it was 12 weeks until I felt like working. All I could do was drive out and watch the job....cancer knocked me off my pins, I tell you. Don't rush it, listen to the doc.

MattK 11-26-2017 01:22 PM

Hey Sun, glad you're doing better. Just saw this right now, read the whole thread. Sounds like quite the ordeal. Just remember it's always darkest before dawn...Pulling for you, bud.


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