• 07-01-2016
    sookpuppet
    Got another all clear and the next checkup is in three months. I can't for the first time in over a year and a half feel anything in my throat, that's good. There always seemed to be something slightly sticking out but that feeling has gone away.I no longer feel the need to constantly clear my throat. I have totally eliminated wheat from my diet, well 90% and oddly enough my shoulder which was impinged has stopped giving me grief as well. Lot to be said about eating real food. I have been jogging and riding a lot more and the constriction around my throat is no longer noticeable, my legs give out first these days and just on Wednesday I went over 180 BPM on my run. That's higher than the average MHR for my 50 years. I have set a goal of running 100m and 400m sprints at a track meet next spring in the over 50 group and that same track meet will have my daughters running as well.I want to run faster than them. Should be okay if I work at it. All in all I consider myself lucky. All of you out there early detection is so important!! If you feel something is up, go and get it looked at. Peace and good health you all! And I'm thinking of young Colin as I sign off. RIP young fella, you made a difference and still are.
  • 07-01-2016
    Eretz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sookpuppet View Post
    ....And I'm thinking of young Colin as I sign off. RIP young fella, you made a difference and still are.

    sookpuppet, good vibes - as it's said here. And a stiff upper chin to Colln, who has been someone closed to my thoughts for our fallen little angel,

    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/lou...-e-212335.html
  • 07-02-2016
    Touch0Gray
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    sookpuppet, good vibes - as it's said here. And a stiff upper chin to Colln, who has been someone closed to my thoughts for our fallen little angel,

    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/lou...-e-212335.html

    why had I never seen this thread?

    I know that I couldn't even look at the lounge for a while afterwards but missing this seems almost negligent on my part.

    Thanks for the re-post Eretz.
  • 07-02-2016
    SystemShock
    Keep on keepin' on, Sook. Glad to hear things are lookin' up. :yesnod:
  • 07-02-2016
    MoonHowl
    Thanks for the inspirational update; glad you are doing so well!
  • 07-02-2016
    kiwisimon
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    sookpuppet, good vibes - as it's said here. And a stiff upper chin to Colln, who has been someone closed to my thoughts for our fallen little angel,

    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/lou...-e-212335.html

    Wow, I missed that one as well. Great piece of writing.

    Great news Sookpuppet.
  • 03-12-2017
    sookpuppet
    So it's nearly 2 years since my diagnosis. This time in 2015 I was dealing with a persistent ticklish sore throat that we thought was maybe allergies but no matter what OTC drugs I tried it wouldn't go away. I persevered and thought maybe if I just do nothing it will get better. I few very noisy nights on the booze throw in some karaoke as well with the odd cigarette or four thrown in as well didn't help it.
    I had another check up this last week and now instead of bimonthly check ups the doc said every three months will do for now. My throat is a healthy pink and if I stay away from disagreeable foods I hardly remember what the cancer felt like. Fingers crossed it continues. Peace to you all.
  • 03-13-2017
    majbuzz
    I'm new to this thread but happy to hear you are better and wish you the best.
  • 03-13-2017
    Touch0Gray
    I was wondering, but assumed no news was good news, thanks for the update!
  • 03-13-2017
    JS1
    That's great news! And best wishes for continued success....
  • 03-13-2017
    snapdragen
    That's good news! I've graduated to 6 month check ups -- today is actually the three year anniversary of the start of my chemo. It really seems like it was so much longer than that.
  • 03-14-2017
    SystemShock
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by snapdragen View Post
    That's good news! I've graduated to 6 month check ups -- today is actually the three year anniversary of the start of my chemo. It really seems like it was so much longer than that.

    Props to Sook and Snap for being cancer-free, knock on wood. :thumbsup:

    This calls for the corgi butt-dance of joy.



    https://i.imgur.com/Dm2utyM.gif
  • 03-14-2017
    spdntrxi
    Indeed good news


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  • 03-17-2017
    snapdragen
    :D Love the corgi butt dance...
  • 06-10-2019
    sookpuppet
    Well it's been nearly 4 yrs since radiation and the tri monthly checks are so return now. I had blood taken in prep for a CT scan next month and hopefully that will be all good. I still have a weak voice and the doc I asked about it today told me to remember I had cancer, short and to the point reply. I forget sometimes, but it does get exasperating not having a voice at random times. The radiation affects the shape of the vocal chords and often times they don't meet together so when I go to say hi or how much or thanks, nothing (I feel rude). It is a small inconvenience but sometimes it takes minutes to warm up. Not good when your job requires constant speaking. Too many people ask "cold"? but I just say tired voice box, if I told them the truth I'd have to speak more about that so I don't.

    All in all I feel pretty good (weight control is a biatch though) but thought I'd just drop in and if anyone knows any voice tips or tricks I'm all ears/ eyes.
    thanks for reading and I hope it helps in some way for someone out there.
    Sook....
  • 06-11-2019
    Eretz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sookpuppet View Post
    All in all I feel pretty good (weight control is a biatch though) but thought I'd just drop in and if anyone knows any voice tips or tricks I'm all ears/ eyes.
    thanks for reading and I hope it helps in some way for someone out there.
    Sook....

    Singing in the showers. So I've been told. Humid, heat and unfocused. That's what I've read. We're thinking of you. We're here for the good and to define a friend, the not so good.

    Keep us updated.

    Positive thoughts.
  • 06-11-2019
    Christine
    Thanks for the update! Always wonderful to read good news.

    Not sure what to suggest for the sore throat, I was recently told to try manuka honey for colds, so we have that on hand but it's expensive. I got some Nin-Jiom-Pei-Pa-Koa syrup for my persistent coughs, and it really helps when nothing else does. Again, though, this is for run-of-the-mill infections.
  • 06-12-2019
    Touch0Gray
    I am happy to hear that you are able to complain about "losing your voice" considering some of the other options.

    When I talk.....very few people actually listen anyhow.
  • 09-16-2019
    sookpuppet
    CT scans and bloodwork show me to be cancer free!

    That's a load off. Time to go N+1.
  • 09-17-2019
    Touch0Gray
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sookpuppet View Post
    CT scans and bloodwork show me to be cancer free!

    That's a load off. Time to go N+1.


    Steel lasts a lot longer than carbon!!!!:D
  • 09-17-2019
    JS1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sookpuppet View Post
    CT scans and bloodwork show me to be cancer free!

    That's a load off. Time to go N+1.

    Congrats -- so great to hear!
  • 09-17-2019
    Coolhand
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sookpuppet View Post
    CT scans and bloodwork show me to be cancer free!

    That's a load off. Time to go N+1.

    Moderators Note:

    Hell Yeah!
  • 09-17-2019
    kiwisimon
    Great news. Carpe de em or some **** like that.

    Don't take it easy.
  • 09-17-2019
    Wetworks
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sookpuppet View Post
    CT scans and bloodwork show me to be cancer free!

    That's a load off. Time to go N+1.

    Spectacular news!!!
  • 09-17-2019
    Akirasho
    hurrah!!!!!!!!