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    I need all the support I can garner. I think about the chemo and with my nurses experience wonder if I can tolerate it. This treatment and it's outcome are so important to me I have 13 children - the youngest is 4 months and I am concerned that this treatments and it's effects, or the effects of future surgeries will be difficult for all of them and for my wife.
    What can you tell me to go into this all with a positive attitude?

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      EdJ, from your post it sounds like you have your hands full. Please know you are not alone we have several folks on the network with stage IV head and neck cancer (@Marti, @susie81610, @Bruce) just to name a few. Most are about your age. Please do not hesitate to reach out to them. I am sure they can at least provide you with some insight as to what you might expect so you can better prepare.

      Also, if you have more questions I would recommend you post a question using our "Ask the Network" feature. When you do we route it to everyone on the network who might be able to help. You can post questions by clicking on the "Questions" link at the top of the page and then just complete the short form.

      Let me know if we can help in any other way.


      almost 10 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy: I haven't had chemo yet but will be going into hospital in two weeks to start an intensive type of chemo - three days in the hospital per week and then rest periods I will not know the schedule until I see the M.D. Thursday Dec. 18.

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    Oh No: I was completely devestated. I am a retired nurse and I have taken care of patients with extensive head and neck surgeries and could visualize myself in that position. I was completely horrified, devestated, shocked and ready for a vodka double header (even though I don't believe in drinking- I didn't really have a drink but I see how people do.)

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