A big hello to all of you on BFAC, I feel so close to you all and am so very thankful that I fould this site over a year ago. It is a safe place I can go to for knowlege, inspiration and hope. This past couple of weeks have been tests for swallowing, colonoscopy and EGD, Mammogram/Breast Clinic and Rad Onc check-up. It has been 2 years now since I completed treatment for Tonsil and Breast Cancer and I am still NED..ya hoo! My Rad Onc said I now officially go into the category that there is only a 5% chance of the tonsil cancer returning. I don’t really believe in statistics…I just know that today, here and now, I am cancer free and I thank God for that. I did find out I had a rather large colon polyp that was dysplastic (pre cancer) so unfortunately I will have to get another colonoscopy in a year…ugh ugh. Swallowing study showed no obstructions, but I still cannot swallow meats, etc…but I do have tongue weakeness and residual jaw pain…anyway..I have no complaints. I have actually gained some weight. It seems that fatigue will be my life long buddy, but even that is manageable each day that I don’t overdue things before my engine gives out…Love to you all
Congratulations on your good news x
I am SO happy for you. Keep up the good work, you sound like you have a wonderful attitude!
Barbara, You’re just a few months ahead of me with your diagnosis and the same age. I can eat meat but sometimes it takes several trys to get it to go down. It isn’t as enjoyable to eat but I just keep at it. I feel like my mouth is a magnet that attracts food and holds on to it. These are side effects of treatment that I can LIVE with so I’m not complaining. It’s a comfort to me to know that what I experience are the same as others. I used to eat so fast now I have to take my time. Glad to be sharing our NED status!
Happy two year anniversary! It is a big one, statistically speaking, so good for you to be here to celebrate it. May there be many, many more. Ann
Sounds like a good report to me! Sending up prayers of thanksgiving and prayers for continued healing!
Thanks for all of your comments and support. As I said earlier I don’t put much stock in statistics regarding cancer..I am learning to live today and let tomorrow take care if itself..with my Heavenly Father’s help, if course. Love to you all snd continued prayers fir those of us still in the throws of treatment.
Great news Barbara.. all sounds so wonderfully positive! hugs and love.. Sabina