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 Post subject: Doctors appointment
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:43 pm 
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Had good and bad news from throat doctor, good news was that he sees no sign of leukoplakia on the vocal chords and no sign of cancer at voice box. Still have quite a bit of healing to do and still swollen will do visuals monthly for first year then increases by a month each year for 5 years before saying cancer free.
Bad news was the choking, coughing, gagging etc gets better with time but rarely goes away, I guess you learn to live with it.
Cancer doctor and CT scan end of July to double check I will see cancer doctor every 8 weeks for 5 years.

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 Post subject: Re: Doctors appointment
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Thanks for the update Tom. I guess we'll focus on the good news and hope that since you still have a ways to go with the healing, things may improve for you. Wishing you all the best for your end of July appt.

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Thanks for the update Tom. I guess we'll focus on the good news and hope that since you still have a ways to go with the healing, things may improve for you. Wishing you all the best for your end of July appt.


Ditto.

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hoping the side effects subside with time and the big bad C stays in check.

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I hope in time the bad side effects go away for you. Other than that, great report and I'm so happy both the doctor and cancer doctor are both seeing you on a very regular basis. Continued prayers for your good health, Tom.

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 Post subject: Re: Doctors appointment
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Mark this date...and look for a little improvement in the annoying side symptoms a month or two from now.
If you can see that, you'll know you're on the right road...for even more improvements with time.
Prayers and best wishes!

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Continued prayers for healing and resolution of symptoms.

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That’s got to be annoying, but it sounds like you’re heading in the right direction.

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Positive and not so positive news, indeed. I am happy to hear the positive news and hope that the side effects will get less and less the next few weeks. I will continue to send positive thoughts for your health.

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The first bit of news is very good news, the second bit is good news. Thinking back a month or so you are coughing, chocking a lot less I believe. It will continue to get better so the process is not over yet! Hugs and of course continued prayers!

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Great news Tom, you will get there my friend.


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Hugs Tom, I know that second part is not what you wanted to hear but it will get better!
So happy it all looks clear besides the side effects!


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I will continue to keep you in my prayers, hoping this too will resolve itself. Hang in there!

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Continued prayers for a full recovery.

Hang in there, Tom.

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I WILL be the exception and this WILL go away.
Thanks for the continued support, thoughts and prayers.

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