Celebrating the halfway mark today!

Celebrating the halfway mark today. 👍🏼 🍾 🌞 💤 17th day of radiation, check, 17 more to go. Yesterday was my fourth chemo, possibly one, maybe two more to go. Pet scan on Friday showed the tumor on my sub-lingual tonsil has been reduced quite a bit already, and...
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Week 3 is Complete!

Rich made in through week 3 and things are starting to get tough.  It is crazy how things change from good to bad so quickly.  Last weekend was pretty tough for him dealing with gerd (acid reflux) and he slept through most of the weekend.  Monday started off not...
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Second week coming to an end and some beard news!

We have one more radiation this week and we will have completed our second week at Stanford.  Rich is doing well all things considered.  I actually think Tuesday evening and Wednesday were his best days yet.  His doctor reduced his pain meds which were making him feel dizzy and...
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Day three done & new calendar of appointments

Day three is in the books.  Day one chemo and radiation, day two was fluids & radiation and day three was the same fluids and radiation.  The next two days are just radiation days which are less then 30 minutes.  We have a 7am appointment on Friday so we...
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Day One – Chemo & Radiation

Arrival at 8:00am for lab work, next meet with Medical Oncologist to go over chemo routine.  11am start intravenous fluids, ended up having trouble with veins and needed to go to have a ultrasound done on the arm to find a deep vein and put in a line that...
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The Beard

Dr. Le told Rich if he shows up for the appointment next week for the mask molding and still has a beard she will hand him a razor.  So the beard has to go. Lelyn Furey, Richard’s barber at Furey’s Old Town Barber had the task of shaving off...
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Stanford

First visit to Stanford was on August 13th to see Dr. Kaplan a Head & Neck Oncologist to discuss the diagnosis and treatment options.  Radiation and chemo are the treatment recommended.  We are given a choice between treatment at Stanford or CHOMP.  It would be nice to be home...
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The Journey Begins

Back at the beginning of the summer not long after we returned home from our amazing family vacation in Kauai Richard found a swollen lymph node on his left side of his neck.  He was feeling a bit tired and run down and chalked it up to some sort...
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