chrismarler4's Journey with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Survivor: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Male, Age: 48

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    OMG really? Cancer?

    Oh No

    Shocked. Overwhelmed. Angry. Scared.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Although the surgery went as planned, having a crainaotomy comes with its own set of complications. The major complication is the complete loss of my sense of smell. However, the complications from the surgery was indeed minimal.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Because of the radiation, my toung has suffered immensely. Before treatments, I can taste with my toung, now I have no taste at all. Everything I eat tastes gross and gags me. Its very unfortunate.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    Adding to no scenes of taste, I also developed Anemia. This doesn't help considering that I dont eat much at all because of having no taste. Now i have to be on other supplements and make sure I always consume something every 2 hrs.

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    I celebrated my birthday this year because I am alive and somewhat; still healthy. I guess you can say that this year, I celebrated for my life.

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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    Absolutely no sense of taste at all. Eating makes me sick.

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