History of my cancer – some numbers

In the year 2009 I started having sore throats that would come and then go away.

January 2010 I started taking Prilosec for Gerd after complaining about a sore throat.

January 2011 I started a journal of symptoms – tingly hands and feet, mouth numb, double vision, sore throat.

January 22 2011 Seattle Hospital found swollen lymph glands.

April 7 2011  I was diagnosed with tongue and neck cancer.

May 23 2011 I traveled to Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota .

May 24 2011 a cancer tumor under my tongue was removed.

70 lymph nodes were removed.

June 29 2011 seven weeks of radiation began.

Four months I ate no solid food.

I’ve lost 30 pounds. Clothes look great on me.

80 drawings in 80 days kept me on track with myself.

It’s the end of September and I have turned the corner.

Yesterday I went to a resturant and ate solid food.

I can eat, taste, talk and execute my Pilates routine.

Art heals.

7 thoughts on “History of my cancer – some numbers

    • Hey, Dick! Thanks for following the blog. Actually I got a photograph out of it too. and submitted it to BetterPhoto.com. I got some great shots of sun streaming in behind flowers for the exhibit – lots of clean white space around with shadows AND cool half painted windows behind. So I still use the camera 🙂 You are getting some nice shots of your grandchild.

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      • Hi Dick
        What do you mean about worrying about BP website? Cutting costs I guess. Let me know what you hear and again, where is your website??
        I had your blog then lost it. so I’m writing here.Happy Halloween! take pictures.
        Carla

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  1. When my best friend was having radiation, she lost about 30 lbs, too, and she used to joke that all I had to do was get cancer and I could look “hot” like her SO good to hear about your news! Yay to solid food!

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