Tonsil Boy

Hi Everyone, So many people, so many things happening in mine and my family's lives. This is to help keep everyone updated on my journey through tonsil cancer. Please excuse poor grammer and spelling. (Weasle has already corrected my grammer twice).Please pass along this site to our friends. Click on "COMMENTS" to read them or to leave a comment.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Another Week almost done

Sorry about not keeping up with the blog, but the nausea has been keeping me down. The mornings seem to start out OK until I get a shot before the morning radiation. I'm getting an experimental drug called Ethyol. It has a 30% chance of saving some of my salivary glands. However, it has some potential side effects, one of them being nausea. But, I'll deal with the nausea for the chance of being in that 30%. I come home about 9:30, take some anti-nausea drug and sleep till 2:25. Then I go back for my 3:00 radiation. At night, I seem to be sleeping well. Weasle & the kids have been wonderful, putting up with my moods, tastes and general ooggieness. Thanks to everyone that has been sending food for Weasle & the girls. This has enabled them to help me. You guys rock my sox! My hope is that some of this nausea is a carry over from last week's chemo and that it will subside by the weekend. Love to all.


At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Steve Kramer said...


I've sent 2 messages to you on the Blog site and neither of them went through. I don't what we did wrong ???

I did want you to know that Sheila and I have you in our prayers. You'll come through this and live to tell your grandchildren about it.

You've got more courage , than most of us.........

You've maintained a great sense of humor, more than most of us........

You've been very open about your medical situation, much more than most of us.....

You've maintained a great sense of humility , more than most of us..........

But, then again, at the end of the're a lot stronger and better person........than most of us........

Get well


At 10:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Randy,

Glad you're back - missed you the last few days. Reading the blog makes us feel "in touch" without being invasive. Hope the nausea continues to subside - Bern and I think about you constantly! We are here if you need us. Another week behind you.

Love, Bernie & Patti

At 11:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Cousin,
I was just thinking about you & thought I'd check in & see how you were feeling. Sorry you're feeling ooggie. Even though your spelling leaves much to be desired, your descriptive skills are excellent. Keep writing when you can. I know everyone is trying to keep your spirits up, but I think you wind up lifting everyone elses spirits when we hear from you.
Send our love to Weasle. Oh, and to you, too.
Love, Linda & Marc

At 2:33 AM, Anonymous Michael said...

I'm sorry I didn't write again sooner. You and mom looked terrific. I miss both of you sooooo much and I hope you continue to be so strong about this. I think of you all the time and hope you continue the way you do about this. I love you so much and hope to see you as soon as I can. I love you,

At 2:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey TB,
Great to see you back online.....Just keep thinking about that wonderful eggplant that will be waiting for you when this is over. Almost at the end of week 2 now! One more week uphill and then the roll down. I hear another cannon blast. Thinking of you and the family.....
Lots of love...Joan

At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting thru 2 weeks is nothing to spit at, although hopefully you will be able to spit at it. I'm looking forward to tasteless humor from you.

Stay strong. When you get back, I will take you to Fratelli's for lunch. Their eggplant is quite good.


At 10:57 AM, Anonymous The Crawfords said...

Hey Randy,

Sorry that you haven't been feeling well lately. Glad that you have 2 weeks behind you. Just know that everyone is thinking of you and praying for you. Hopefully you'll be back at the poker table soon. You are so brave to be keeping everyone posted on your progress. We think about you and your family every day and wish you the best. Take care tonsil boy and just know that we are behind you every step of the way!!!

Joe & Becky

At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonsil Boy,
3 things;
1. I think there's only one "g" in ooggi, but as is often the case I could be wrong.
2. We ALL hope to be rocking your sox for many more years to come
3. We're thinking about you and praying for you all the time. You're 1/3 of the way finished and next week you'll be halfway home.

Melanoma Man

At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Gochi said...

Hey Mr. Fine,
Just dropping in to say hello again. I'm still praying for you. Take care!

At 3:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey TB -
I just got back from California this morning - I checked the blog all week from there and nothing, no updates, no nothing. I was about to send you a blistering note to hopefully get you moving on the updates and, voila...there it was. Now I were sleeping the whole time...what a deal, Mr. Fine!! This is hard work for you Randy but you are strong and doing great. I agree with the others, your words keep us going as well. We love you and your family.

The Bitters

At 8:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to tell you that YOU ARE MY HERO!!!
love ya,

At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. I have been praying for you and keeping you in my prayers. I hope you have a safe and quick recovery!

Get well soon!!

At 1:02 PM, Anonymous Natalie said...

Hey Uncle Randy,
I'm praying for you! Have your two ducks give you an extra hug from me. I love you,

At 8:52 AM, Blogger bonnie carman said...

Hey Cousin Ran,
Now that I have this blog thing down, hopefully you'll read we are thinking of you and are in our prayers. You guys are the best and I know you are in good hands. Nothing like having a nurse by your side! We'll check back with you soon. Our love, Bonnie & Tim

At 2:07 PM, Blogger joe c said...

check check

At 2:16 PM, Blogger joe c said...

Randy, tell me if I dreamed this or did this actually happen: a long time ago in a galaxy not far away I seem to remember you(or was it Lynch....or both??) dancing naked on a picnic table that was floating down a river somewhere in east bum southern Md.on inner tubes....can anyone else verify this?? you know who you are


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