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.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Radiation Dr Visit

Hi All,
On Wednesday, I had an appointment with my Radiation Oncologist. She slipped a scope up my nose and down my throat. The swelling in the throat has gone way down and the tonsil is back to normal size and shows no sign of cancer. HORRAY!!!! We won't know for sure until a PET scan is done in about one month's time. Everything seems to be healing normally..... but the mouth, tongue and throat ulcers are still there. I really have not found many liquid things I can swallow that don't burn something in my mouth. Weasle and I are going grocery shopping this evening to try and find some things for me to swallow. Our Friday night social activities have significantly changed! Alan, my boss, suggested baby foods, since these are already pureed and offer lots of flavors. I will keep you updated on what's happening.
In the words of MFL, I will BEAT IT.
Once again, thanks for your prayers, support and comments.


At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news, RG. I feel much better already.

At 1:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Our prayers are being heard!!!

I used to love to sneak tastes of blueberry buckle when feeding my numerous babies...

Love, Kim

At 2:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MFL? don't you mean MLK?
I think he had a dream you were going to get better.
egg whites and a dab of honey. froth them babies up and you got yourself a snack.
don't let weasel make you sit in the back seat.
hugs and kesses from nj

At 4:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Great news! Don't you kids get too crazy at the grocery store!


At 7:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baby Food! These people are nuts.A pollock Johnny hot dog with the works.That's the ticket.


At 10:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic news! So glad to hear the good report from the Dr. Baby T recommends oatmeal with bananas or applesause. Yum!

NJ Reillys

At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want you too know that I was thinking of you after my hernia surgery and when I Thought I was in pain I Tried to think how you have Handled your pain and I came to the conclusion I AM A BIG WIMP!!!I am doing much better now able to walk around with little or no pain .
Mr Mike

At 7:14 PM, Blogger Derek Erb said...

Hi Randy,

I found your site through Google. I too am suffering through the post-treatment symptoms of tonsil cancer. Every cancer is different and every patient is different.

I too found difficulty swallowing without burning my throat for some time. I found that I had to have a glass of water ready at all times ready to take the burn away. I found oatmeal and milk went down quite well without burning.

I wish I had more suggestions or ideas... but I enjoy watching your progression... I'm sending all the positive thoughts I can.

My blog:

At 8:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad to hear things are going in the right direction. You are in our thoughts and prayers daily.
MD and Steve

At 6:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mr.Fine,
WOW, That's really great news. My family and I are very happy and excited for you. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.


At 8:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Great news about your progress!

Glad to hear things are contiuing to move in the right direction. Looks like all those positive thoughts and prayers coming your way, along with your own positive and brave outlook, are helping.

Sounds to me like you'll be back to your regular (though smaller) self before too long.


At 10:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like you are on the right track and should be back on the party circuit have a large support group ready to party with you just say the word.....
The Healy's

At 10:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randy -
Does all of this mean you will be loosing the name "Tonsil Boy"??. Way to go,'ve made great progress. Keep it up! We're always thinking about you.



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