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4/26/13 6:43 P

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I found it really interesting!

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4/26/13 1:35 A

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Thank you for your interest. I really learned a lot and am still in that process. Mine was contained in the tonsil itself. Many times it will have gone into the cheek, tongue, or other areas nearby. It is aggressive and can come back at any time. As a matter of fact, the life expectancy at 5 years is only 50%. Because of all that I have to be checked 4 times a year. I also had to have a lot of teeth removed. I should have had them all removed, but we could only afford so much. If there are problems afterwards, sometimes the bones are so fragile they'll break and the jaw gets involved and often lost. I had to have a feeding tube because it was so difficult to swallow. My saliva glands were affect by the radiation and my tastes have really changed. An awful lot of foods now burn my mouth and tongue. It can be very difficult to eat most carbs, too. These are not such bad things as far as weight is concerned, but it can get very tiresome eating the same things all of the time. Most likely this will be with me forever since it hasn't improved any since my treatment ended in August of 2011. I am finding some things I can tolerate, but there is no way they taste even close to what they did before. Even water tastes salty most of the time.

All of this is most likely too much info for you and more than you wanted to know!! emoticon

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I see.

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4/26/13 12:25 A

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It isn't all that common and is usually lumped together with neck and throat cancer.

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Wow, I've never heard of tonsil cancer before.

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4/25/13 9:02 P

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I never had a viable pregnancy, so I can't relate anything like that. I've had so many wonderful moments in life, it is difficult to pick three, but I'll do my best.

3. When I received a trophy for "best dressed" in a show the cosmetology students put on for our tech center. I had never won a trophy before and I was shocked when they called my name.

2. When my husband, my brother, and I arrived in London. When I got out of the cab and my feet hit the ground, I felt I had come home. Not once while we were there did I get turned around or lost. Even my brother who had lived in the UK for a year when he taught at Exeter got turned around twice. The first time I saw the Wall in Washington DC and found names of several classmates ties. I felt like I had been punched in the stomach and I couldn't talk for about 15 minutes.

And finally - the event that changed my life the very most:

1. When I was told I had breast cancer and then when I finished my treatments for that and went back for my 6 week check up and the oncologist told me he saw something he didn't like. It was tonsil cancer. Going through radiation and chemo gives a person a lot of time to think. Life is fragile and should be lived the very best it can be. I decided since I had nearly died, I would rid myself of the negative and only keep the positive in my life. I try to compliment everyone I meet as I go through my day to help them feel better about themselves and to smile, even when I don't really feel like it. Thus my usual status message and my blog sign off - Peace Love Cure.



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I never did. :)

Well, the reason I'm trying to put on "boundaries" here to the answers is ofcourse that is the first answer we are all going to think of, but that really doesn't tell us much about each other. We all have those feelings (unless there is something VERY wrong). The whole point of the questions is to get to know each other and maybe have something more to chat about. To make this a more interesting forum. "Pat" answers sort of kill the questions because then everyone feels they either should or can answer with that same answer. So it ends up going no where. I am having a hard time coming up with questions so it makes it harder for me.
But I do agree, the children are the "biggie".

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It's hard not to share the kids as they are truly a miracle in life. Love your story though!!!! :):)D You think your child is holding that over your head for thinking it? :)D
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OK, if you guys are going to INSIST on having them kids be one, then I'm gonna tell you a story. My mom had to wear glasses since before I was born, without them she can't see much that isn't terribly blurry. Well, ofcourse when she was in the hospital having me they ofcourse took her glasses. She said she remembered when they held me up for her to see she said, Take her away, I can't see her anyway (meaning, clean me up). Well, 21 yrs. later, I, also a wearer of glasses, was delivering my first baby. They held her up, and just in time I caught myself- ready to say, "take her away, I can't see her anyway!" LOL

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1. The day I met my husband. It was a fluke meeting on New Year's Eve in our apt. building across the hall. He was visiting friends, living 150 miles away. We met for 3 weekends and were engaged!! That was 42 yrs. ago.
2. About the same as Nellie, I have 3 pregnancy losses before my 1st son and ended with 2 boys and 1 girl in 3 yrs.!! They are a blessing from heaven. We quit before another came along as I was 30 and at the time, old for any more pregnancies.
3. In 2003 I have gallbladder surgery and didn't recover well. I kept getting more short of breath daily. It was about 4 wks after surgery. We were out of town and this cold flush went through my chest. Got to an ER and was diagnosed with multiple pulmonary emboli. The Dr. told me I would have died if we had tried to go home and I knew it. My lungs showed up on the scan as lite up and a starry sky at night. Too many to count & I was still alive. It is a blessing from God to have a second chance and I am not going to mess it up!!

There are so many stories out there to tell! Every one significant in some way.
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Slow & steady makes a winner of us. Even if we hit pitfalls, get up. Know that a new day is right around the corner.
Try to be all that you can be. Work at it a day at a time.

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I hate to tell you, but the most amazing day of my life was when my oldest son was born. That is because I had 4 miscarriages previously and had been told it would be unlikely for me to carry a child to term. I went on to have 6 children out of 15 pregnancies. And yes, I am stubborn!

However, another set of happenings were pretty amazing also and that was 3 near death experiences I had previous to having my oldest son. I saw Jesus and my dead loved ones. Jesus told me I had to go back so I could raise my children for him. It was hard to go back because of the overwhelming sense of being loved!

As for a third, it is hard to say unless it was waking up from anesthesia for an emergency operation and being told that to save my life I had a colostomy. However, that experience of dealing with the colostomy prepared for my present ileostomy.

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OK, Question is: What are the 3 biggest moments in your life? Do not answer with something that is "everyone's" answer. LOL. For instance no "the day my kids were born", no "wedding day", no first communion, etc. We want to learn about your story. :)

OK, here are mine:
1. The day I learned I'd made it to the Pillsbury Bake-Off! I was so excited but it had been so long since I'd entered I couldn't remember what I'd sent! Turned out it didn't matter. I was one of the few "oddballs"- most had sent in multiple recipes so they send you the recipe that made it! I'd only sent one. :)

2. The day I took a Best of Show at the carving Ward World Championships in Ocean City, MD with a miniature shorebird.

3. I am having a hard time choosing a third. There are so many, maybe not "earth-shaking" but big, happy memories. Maybe the day I and mom got into the car after attending a carving show in TX that she had gone with me to not because she wanted to but because she decided I shouldn't drive alone (I don't know why, I'd been going alone all over the country flying and renting cars!) LOL. As soon as the doors shut, she turned to me and said, "Now I understand why you like to do this. This was FUN. I'll go again ANYTIME!" And she did. We went to several there, then when that show died I called her up after a couple of years and said, "Would you like to go to La.?" So we did that a couple of years too. She loved my friends and had a wonderful time, then we would meander home and stop and sight-see. I have some wonderful memories of our trips just she and I. Now with her being "here, but not here" I am so grateful we made those memories.

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