court2180's Journey with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Caregiver: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 67, Stage III

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    On October 9, 2011 my Papa passed away from a year long battle of throat cancer complications.

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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    On June 22, 2012 my Dad was diagnosed with stage III head/neck cancer. It is in one lymph node, one tonsil & his tongue.

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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    On July 16th my dad has his first radation & chemo treatment. Radiation went perfectly but somethign happend at the end of his 6 hour chemo. Long story short he was rushed by ambulance to the hospital next door and was in severe pain. He was admited, then moved to ICU. While in ICU he ended up on life support for about 2-3 weeks, had dailysis & 2 or 3 blood transfusions. I have never been that close with my dad but this is making me a lot closer.

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    Breakthrough

    Celebration

    My dad was released from the hospital after 68 days on 9/21/12. While in the hospital he lost his job, FMLA ran out, and his house was foreclosed on. He moved in with my oldest brother and his wife.

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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    As of 9/17 my dad has been to radation everyday M-F and has had 2 rounds of chemo and so far so good. I pray these next 8 weeks go smooth!

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