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.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Out of the hospital

Hi Everyone! Its Monday morning and I feel much better than I did this weekend. Once out of the hospital, I thought I'd feel better but I guess I was having Chemo withdrawal. I still had the usual nausea and vomiting even at home. I hope that is the end of that stuff ! To the right is a picture of me with my certificate of graduation from radiation, along with a graduation gift and my mask. I graduated even though I puked on their floor before my last treatment. This delayed my graduation ceremony for 30 minutes.


At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If memory serves.....didn't you do the same exact thing before your graduation from UM??? I could be wrong here as I haven't taken my gingko biloba today.
Glad your home Tonsil Boy!! Looking forward to hearing from and/or seeing you soon.
My only news is "ding dong my drain fell out, the leaky old drain, that dangily thang, ding dong my drain fell out last night".

All our luv,
HV Jacksons

At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Slim, you are lookin' mighty "Fine".
Where are those flaming red jammies that match your bag? Good thing you didn't puke in the gift bag.
Great to hear from you Randy. Let the healing begin.
Thinking of you!
Love, Joan

At 10:52 AM, Anonymous steve kramer said...

Randy, You look great. Congrats on getting through this !!!!!

I woke up with a sore throat this weekend. I had trouble swallowing, lost my voice and had inner ear pain. I felt sorry for myself until I thought of you. I had a simple case of a sore throat +/- flu. After what you've been through, I said " shame on me".....what am I complaining about?

Your illness put things in perspective for me. My battle with Guillian Barre'changed my attitude on what's really important in life. Your illness will have the same positive impact on you.

Stay healthy. STEVE

At 1:44 PM, Anonymous Denise Shade said...

Hi Randy,
Bill and I heard about your cancer through Cathy.
Why do these things always happen to the nicest , coolest people. I'm so sorry you are going through this it sounds like things are looking up!
Weasel please call me if you need anything like a ride for Laura from school or anything elese you can think of , you guys( all of you) have our love and prayers, and hopes for the best possible holidays.
We'll keep in touch
Love Bill, Denise Bob Mike and Alex

At 5:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you are able, there is a steak dinner in it for you. what you can't finish, i'll take care of, no problem. bubby says you need to put some meat on them bones.


At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

.......guess i won't get the snowblower....

you look great

At 5:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Don't feel bad about puking all over the place, Howard Katz did the same thing outside my apartment during one of the Thursday night racquetball affairs that went on all night. No big deal - just a couple of buckets of hot water and some pigeons to scarf up the big pieces!

Now that you're home you can start concentrating on the important things, like a full recovery and Terps basketball.

I hope you start feeling like yourself again very soon.


At 6:26 PM, Anonymous The Crawfords said...

You look amazing (even without considering what you have been through so far)!!! You will surely need to start looking for the "slim fit" jeans. Rest up and get better soon so that we can get that poker game started again and Joe can keep forgetting to ante and Weasle can "fitty cents" us to death!!!

Much Love,
Joe & Becky

At 7:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really liked the red pj's


At 10:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uncle Randz you need to get better quick... the deer are running rampant in glen arm

At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randy - it's OK, puking is the thing to do...just ask LG. If my memory serves me correctly, it was Mr. LG that also puked just outside of his car at his apartment on one of those infamous Thursday nights...The cause of the projectile vomit - extreme laughter!! Witnessed by Barry, Joe and Howard and possibly one of the funniest things I've seen in my lifetime.

Get well soon, TB

At 8:04 PM, Anonymous Barb H. said...

Hi Randy,

But Randy, now that you are home....could you bring those trash cans in. My navigational skills are severely challenged every time I back out of your driveway on Tuesday morning. I guarantee I will eventually take out the mailbox or the trash cans. One can only tempt fate so long.

Hope the nausea fades quickly and you can be rested for the holidays.

Barb H.

At 3:53 PM, Anonymous Tim said...

Congratulations you graduated and you look great.Now all that's left is rehabilitation I guess. Keep going strong you will get through this. Looking forward to seeing you over the holidays and having a Capt Mo or two.And hopefully you can enjoy the taste of it. Arrrrrh matey.
Fallston Reilly's

At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I bet you didn't know that the game of "hurling" is Ireland's national pastime. I think you should consider turning pro and joining the Senior Tour.

Hang in there TB.
Mic Family

At 7:35 AM, Blogger joe c said...

just sittin here watchin the snow fall waitin for the Culmans to arrive today and thinking that 3 months or so have passed since we got the news about you and the "C" bitch....what a great feeling now that the worst is over and you have overcome and conquered...I'm sure Tierney and I are not alone in telling you how happy and relieved we are for you...probably still a few kinks to work through and some healing time but now we can start planning a victory celebration for you for later on in 2006

your kids dont know it but you were a stud
way back in the day when we used to chug bud
you were the straw that stirred the PG drink
especially when the infamous sling shot created such a stink
only a few know the truth of what happened that day
in the words of Jack Powell- nay nay lay way
30 years have passed and your still the man
even blowin chow in the nearest trash can
thank God for Weasle who herself was no saint
a match made in heaven,perfection it aint
get back to bein Randy as soon as today
'cause I'm runnin out of bullshit to say

Happy Holidays


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