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    Oh No (Realizing how much life I had squandered to that point, a real game changer in daily affirmations .)

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    Side Effects (Other): You can go down the list here and probably experience some of them all at one time or the other. My biggest was the salivary, dental,fatigue, weight loss (had to get the peg tube to make it, and glad I took that advice from the beginning) and in the final weeks constipation due to my own not monitoring my movements. By far the largest side effect is the psychological preparation you must do on your own to get through all this.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): The radiation was the cooking of the cancer in my tonsils on a daily basis. Strapped to a table and radiated daily for seven weeks left me scarred and burnt like alligator skin on my neck. Fried my salivary system which is not totally back yet after two years and left me with no desire to eat anything. weight loss of forty lbs over a seven week run. From a picture of health to a death camp survivor appearance. No complaints now, I am ALIVE.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Nausea medicine): chemo catches up to you depending on the regime you get due to the body conditions your blood and other analysis show your chemo doctor, I had a good one, I also had kidney concerns which dictated my regime that would be used. After three weeks I started getting dragged down by its effects. It was a bear.

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    Decision Point (really no decision to be made, either get started beating this or start packing for the hereafter)

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    Procedure or Surgery (biopsy confirming actual stage four cancer in my tonsil): surgical procedure but established no doubt about what we were dealing with