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.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Sunday Night and 2 weeks down

Hey, look who found me at home this week. Yes, it is the skinny wench from the hospital! She seems to have lost a little weight too. As of today, I've lost a total of 17 pounds! Today I had no nausea which is a good thing. This may end tomorrow when my radiation treatments restart. Not to gross anyone out, but it seems that inquiring minds want to know. My salivary glands are drying up. I now have thick gobs in my mouth that need to be expelled every 30 to 60 minutes. So now I sleep for about an hour at a time and wake up gagging to spit and go back to sleep. The board that I hold in the picture is for writing messages. I don't talk much because of the gobbos in my mouth. The family likes me not talking. I can't seem to write fast enough to keep up with their "talking at me". I enjoyed the walk I took today with Weasle, which was a nice change.


At 9:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 9:37 PM, Blogger MrEgon said...


At 9:51 PM, Blogger MrEgon said...

I finally figured out how to use this blog thing. You'd think with a college degree it would be easier! Better late than never.
Anyway, being so far away this affords me the opportunity to follow you closer. My thoughts are with you each and every day. Love Your Brother,

At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Randy! Today was a beautiful day to take a walk - I'm so glad that you and Weasle took the opportunity. I hope the days go by for you as fast as the leaves are starting to fall. Mom and Ron call from Naples often and always inquire about you. You and your family are first in all of our hearts and minds. Love - Susan, Steve, Brad and Alex

At 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Randy:

Glad to hear you're able to enjoy a walk and the beautiful leaves before they disappear. We follow your blog every day and hope that each day that passes brings you one day closer to a full recovery. Keep up your good spirits, Randy. A lot of people are thinking about you.


At 10:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't seen you in a long time but a day rarely goes by when I don't think of the great people we knew and the great times we all had in PG Hall at UMCP. Even though it was such a long, long time ago, I still remember much of it like it happened yesterday. (Oh, to be young again and ,oh, to know then what I know now.) I always remember you as someone who enjoyed a good challenge. Obviously, you are facing your toughest challenge yet. I have no doubt that you are meeting the challenge and will tackle this (as you always did before). I just want you to know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of me and my family. With sincerest regards - Dale Stalbaum.

At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonsil Boy,
Glad you took the opportunity to take a walk outside yesterday...and am encouraged to see you still smiling, keep that up as well. We're all checking in every day and thinking about you.
Next thing you should put on your memo board is....RAVENS SUCK!!
Melanoma Man

At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Barb Hart said...

Hi Randy,
Well sounds like you are in the thick of things, so to speak. Maybe you should be at globspot instead of blogspot.

I will no longer take my salivary glands for granted.

Thinking of you.


At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


In spite of it all - you still look maavelous daahling! Sounds like you're going to have to learn shorthand to keep up with people talking at you. Hand gestures might work well.

Stay strong and we're with you in spirit for the week ahead.

NJ Reillys

At 4:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BlogSpit, that's the new name of your blog now. i think you should start a garage band with the name NoSpit.

It's nice to see your girlfriend again. Do you play hangman or jeopardy with your whiteboard?

Got some paper from you in the mail today, thank you. Got you covered, don't worry. All here at Nova thinking of you and wishing you well.


At 4:22 PM, Anonymous The Crawfords said...


You looked great yesterday when we saw you taking your walk with Weasle. It was nice to see you - it's been a while and I must say that you have not lost your sense of humor - glad to see it - there aren't many people who could be in as good of spirits as you. YOU ARE TRULY AMAZING!!! Take care TB-we are all rooting for you.

Joe & Becky

At 5:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Randy,
It took me a while but I think I now Know how to BLOG.2 down and only 4 more to go.Keep taking it day to day and soon it will all be over.You seem to be in great spirits.Looking forward to having a Captain with you when you can enjoy the taste again.Our prayers are wiyh you.

Tim of the Fallston Reilly's

At 7:37 PM, Anonymous The DiPasquale's said...

Yo Randy,

Wow - so glad you are back - I had started to check the blog hourly this weekend - okay, a little OCD never hurt anyone. Anyway, glad you had a break from the nausea, got to take a walk with Weas. Think about you often and looking forward to seeing you when you are up to the company.


Bernie & Patti

At 8:48 PM, Blogger The Spielmans said...

Hey Uncle Randy!
The Spielman family sends their love!! We are praying for you.
Ellen, Lauren, Bernie and Jacque

At 9:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. Randy!
My dad and I were just looking at your blog, and we thought it was pretty cool. It's nice to hear about your progress and stuff that's happening. I'll be praying for the whole way!


At 7:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Randy,
I check the blog often and it is nice to see familiar names sending notes to you. Next year I'm at homecoming. Know that I am praying for you & Weasle and the kids.


At 9:40 AM, Blogger papanuzz said...

Hi Randy, I'm glad you had the opportunity to take a liesurely stroll with your beautiful also hoping that your ordeal gets a little bit easier with each passing day...let me know when you might be up for some card-playin' or some pool-shootin' or nite...always lookin' for a good reason not to be workin' and YOU are the BEST reason...wish I could lose 17 lbs

At 12:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just keep taking valuable insights from one of the great icons of our era, who (when he's not busy chasing little boys around his bedroom), encourages you with his message of recovery.......

beat it


At 2:47 PM, Blogger TC said...

Ok I am with Egon, I have written four comments, lengthy I might add and can't seem to get this working.
It is snowing and raining out here in Utah, perfect beginning for a base for "Joe's Rock n Roll Palace"
as soon as your up for it. Know that not a day goes by that you and Weas are not our first thought and know we pray everyday for your recovery and remission! It is times like these that being 2000 miles away is very difficult! I love you Randy and we are counting the days and weeks of this treatment with you!

At 3:59 PM, Anonymous Fish Boy said...

Hi Uncle Randy,
We hope you are feeling good!

Fish Boy and Danny Boy

At 4:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Randy - Tierney is a few thousand miles away, we're a few hundred miles away but we are all thinking of you ALOT!! Glad to see you have been out walking one of your skinny girlfriends. We love you

The Bitters

At 5:32 PM, Anonymous Doug Hart said...

Randy- not good! How did you get this? Please don't tell me cigars!!

At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randy..... Just wanted to say Hi! I, along with the rest of the "cross dressers" miss you at the Follies. Hopefully we'll see you at the show. Val and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.......Mike & Val Blazejak

At 8:50 PM, Blogger Bill Polhamus said...

Just heard about your situation and this blog site today. Blogs are incredible. I've never been to one before. Pictures, ongoing comments....I'm amazed. Your quips are making others feel better about your situation. It doesn't sound like much fun, though. Keep your spirits up. You have just become my hero. If I had to go through this, you would be my model on how to do it. I hope I would be able to stay as positive as you. Keep moving forward.
Bill Polhamus


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