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.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Tuesday Oct , 2005

There is no modesty in the hopital. In this picture, Nurse Marie is giving me one of the 2 shots I get of Ethyol a 1/2 hour prior to the morning radiation. The Ethyol gives me a 30% chance of saving part of my salivary glands. It may not look it but my legs are getting thinner. You should have seen them before I started losing weight. Great news today from my radiation oncologist----she looked down my throat and said that the cancer is going away on my tonsil!

Thanks for all the support and prayers!!

A special shout out to Melanoma Man, Paul Jackson. Thursday he goes under the knife to have his armpit lymph nodes removed. This is due to having a cancerous mole removed plus 1 of 3 cancerous lymph nodes removed last month. All our prayers are with him and Rhonda.


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

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

Randy - It's great to hear that the cancer is going away!!! FANTASTIC! You're starting to see the results of your hard work. Keep up the good fight!

NJ Reillys

At 7:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randy - way to's working! you're lookin good...BTW, how do we get to Melanoma Man's Blog? We're thinking about you too, Paul

The Bitters

At 8:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh geez. It's one thing to have a picture without your shirt on, but to have your pants down around your ankles...dude! When do we get to see the pimple on your ass? You've got a long way to go to have chicken legs like Sandy.

Great news! the cancer is going bye-bye...wahoo!


At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is absolutely fantastic news about the cancer on your tonsil!!!
It's got be hugely encouraging to know that all you're going through is working...and will continue.
Just think by this weekend you'll be halfway home free. Thanks for the shout out. I'm ashamed to say that I HAVE seen you in a similar pose (pants down around your ankles and seated though not in such a nice chair)once or twice in our long acquaintance. Keep the good mojo goin'.

Melanoma Man

At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Robin said...

Randy - Great news....the cancer is packing it's bags. Keep up the fight!!! You are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Please call if you guys need anything.

Sean said...(fish boy) is rooting
for his fishing buddy.

Hey Melanoma Man,
Your in our prayers also, good luck

Fallston Reilly's

At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey TB,
Whatever happened to the garb you spent all that time shopping for!!
Congrats on the FABULOUS news from the good doc. Perhaps having the skinny wench around has had a few benefits!
I too have seen you in similar poses. Remember the trip to St. Mary's county with the bus crew and the inner tubes. I guess you had to dress up for Nurse Marie.
I hear another cannon blast!
Hope to see you on the downhill after this week.
Thinking of you...
Best to MMan.

At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Barb Hart said...

Hey Randy,

Great news!

You may feel lousy, but you are looking good.

Barb Hart

At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woo hoo .... glad to hear the big C is leaving tonsil town. You look great! Robin told me how fantastic you looked at the wedding. Keep up the good work - I think about you and pray for you every day. It's good to be on a long prayer list - worked for me! Catch ya later,

At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....just beat it.

At 3:28 PM, Anonymous Shirley said...

Randy - My name is Shirley, I'm Robin's friend from King George Va. My husband has the strange name Blight, ring bells. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that your in our prayers. My 19 year old niece has ovarian cancer and is going thru chemo. Her attitude is just like yours, very upbeat. Keep up the good work. It will be worth it. GOD Bless....

Shirley Walker

At 3:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey TB!
thanks for the prayers and right back atcha. loved the photo - nice wheels. woohoo!
mrs. melanoma man

At 4:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Please pull your pants up right away. Nobody needs to see that except for Weasle, and even she is probably tired of it.

Glad to hear the good report from your doctor!


At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sung to the tune of "oh, danny boy"

oh tonsil boy...
your pipes,
your pipes are shrinking.
your throat is sore...
but this too soon will pass.
(big finish}
oh tonsil boy
we can't wait til you feel
super duper...
cause my captain morgan stock
is going down the pooper.
glad you're doing great
love and kisses from the nj kesslers

At 7:08 PM, Anonymous The Crawfords said...


Great news from the doctor! Your hard work and everyones prayers are paying off for sure! You are almost half way there....keep up the hard work. As far as the pants around your ankles go.....never thought we would see that (don't want to see it again either). Guess it's worth seeing you like that if you can save some of your salivary glands....Take care TB...we are thinking about you, the Weas and the kids.

Joe & Becky

At 8:27 AM, Anonymous Dale Burgess said...

Hey Randy,
No, our internet is still not working. I am writing to you from school. Since I can't type, I came in extra early in hopes that I will finish writing this before the students come in!! I know, I should have been listening during typing class, but I'm a Fine and I had better things to do!! Anyway, I'm so glad to hear about the cancer getting smaller. I knew you could do it! If anyone of us is a fighter, you are. I'm so proud of you! I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of your friends and family that have done so much to support you, Weasle and the kids, and help out. As everyone can see, it has really helped. Randy, we love you and continue to pray for you. Hang in there.
Love your loving sister, Dale

At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Deb Donofrio and family said...

Hey, Randy. So glad to hear the tumor has hit the road. Now there is daylight at the end of the tunnel. Hang in there. Really enjoying reading everyone's comments (except for the deleted one - ha ha). love.

At 9:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be carefull I hear the blog censors are close to giving this site a x-rating, I'm glad to hear the treatments are working, keep up the good fight.....
Jay Healy

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

Hi Mr.FIne,
It's great to hear your cancer is going away. I am checking this blog almost everyday and my family and I have been praying for you!


At 10:24 AM, Blogger papanuzz said...

GEEEESH.....I had no idea Paul has this stuff I'll have to change my goes..."We all love our friends Paul and Randy...with aliases M.N. and T.B...with scalpels a' scalpin' and lasers a' lazin'...and alot of our prayin'...PAUL and RANDY,soon CANCER-FREE, will be.....

At 10:39 AM, Blogger papanuzz said...

Dear M.N. and T.B. (I hope you don't mind if M.N. shares your cyber-crib)...I think it would be a great idea if we got the bowling thing going again after you guys get better...just plantin' a thought....

At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who knew shrinkage could be a good thing?!!!

At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TB - Does Nurse Marie know about the "meatsickle"?....just check'n


At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Ann and Mark Eberhardt said...

Hey Randy -

Stephen has kept us updated on your progress and just sent this blog site. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

If Michael needs anything while he's at school, tell him to let us know - we're just a few miles away.

Thanks for the shelf you made for the boys' bunk -- it's probably the main reason Steve actually makes some of his am classes (having his alarm close by)!!

take care and hang in....

Ann and Mark (parents of Mike's roomate at college)

At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's nothing we can say here that hasn't been said by some one else already. This is the great news that everyone has been waiting to hear.
Stay strong, we're watching you.
Love, Linda & Marc

At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MR Mike has just shown me how to get on to the blog site,because I'm an idiot!Things May suck now but they will be way better because I say so.I will be searching for some interesting reading material for you .Will be intouch soon.
Best Wishes
DR Barry

At 7:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another corny poem:

As we look at your picture, you appear pretty svelte,
In order to keep your pants up, you'll need more holes in your belt!

Your fellow Blogsters are happy that the cancer has begun to shrink,
This calls for a toast to Randy - so let's all have a drink!

At 6:01 PM, Anonymous Bernie & Patti said...

Your news this week is terrific - prayers do get answered. We are so glad to see that you still have your sense of humor! Still think of you everyday. And, I must say, that I think you have some great looking legs - continue to show that skin and be proud!


Patti (& Bernie, too - but he is not "in" on the leg comment!)

At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, it's the little things in life isn't it? -- a nice walk, more listening and less talking, a day without nausea, a skinny girlfriend, a note from a friend, a prayer, sleep uninterrupted by spit and a sense of humor. You are on it and on track! Thanks for bringing us on board with you. You are an inspiration. Ahhh to have our priorities straight! Sheila

At 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey tonsil boy,
Keep up the good work! thank God it is skrinking. You are in our thoughts and Prayers
Karen Spence

Hang in there Mr. Randy i have been praying for you.


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