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, May 29, 2006

Sorry I haven't updated

Sorry I haven't updated the blog sooner but I have had a lot on my plate lately. I am doing better every day! I ate my first meatball sub this week. It tasted great!!! The taste buds seem to be returning. A week and a half ago one of my doctors said I had thrush mouth again. It seems since I've been taken the meds for this and it's clearing up, food has been tasting better. Captain Mo tastes very good. Steak and meats seem to have no taste. Yesterday I had my first hot dog and 2 ears of corn at the Deugwillo's. My life again is full of firsts. As you can see swallowing is going wonderfully. Scratchy, rough foods irritate my mouth ulcers which still persist. I am down to 178 pounds and a size 34 pants. The doctors are concerned that I can't hold my weight. I like my small size.

My Mom was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday. She is doing better with her pain under control and will be discharged Tues. The cancer can't be cured. They just want to slow it down and make her comfortable. Please keep her in your prayers.

Thank you for your support, comments and prayers!!


At 10:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow Uncle Randy, a meatball sub sounds fantastic! You seem to have made amazing strides this month. I'm so excited to hear about your progress.

On a different note, I'm so sorry that it is not going better with your mother. I've been praying for both of you and all your family.

Your perserverence and support for each other is truly amazing and I'm just so sorry for the struggles you've all been through.

Stay strong and know you are in my throughts and prayers!

All my love,

At 1:50 AM, Anonymous Emily said...

Hey Mr. Randy.

It's very cool and exciting to hear about the taste buds finally coming back. By the week of the beach, hopefully they'll be back so you can enjoy the vacation to the fullest.

I am so sorry about Mema (spelling? sorry). I've talked to Mom about it and it just makes me sick/sad to talk about it. I think of you guys all the time and just hope for the best.

Much Love, Emily

At 10:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its great to hear you are getting better day by day.....sorry to hear about your mother...we will definitely keep her in our should play the lottery as your luck has got to change in the near future..looking forward to seeing you and the whole gang at the Jersey Shore this summer.....the Healy's

At 6:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just scrolled through your Blog and am thrilled to read of your wonderful progress!!! The news of your mother however ... I am so sorry to hear that her prognosis is not good. Wow, you guys have been through an awful lot in the last few months. We think of you often! I also read Ellen's "Birthday Poem" to you ... what a loving, supportive, mature, expression of a daughters' love!! How very proud you must be ... I'm still wiping the tears!! Love you guys! Kathy Healy

At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

whew, i was beginning think you really didn't have any taste. maybe some of my world famous grilled bbq will speed up those taste buds.

they say milk is good for tummy ulsers, maybe it will work for mouth ulsers...with kahlua added of course.

glad to hear your mom is being made comfortable. not an easy thing to endure.


At 7:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Maintaining your weight is important, but I think your small size looks MAHVALUS!!!

Our prayers for you have been answered. Your mom is now in my prayers; comfort and love is what I wish her and you all as you face this most difficult time.

Let me know if you need anything...

Love, Kim

At 4:37 PM, Anonymous Lois and Murl said...

We are so glad you are doing so much better. Our prayers are with you and your family regarding your mother's passing. You sure have had more than your share of pain and heartache this past year, but I am sure better days are ahead.

Love, Lois and Murl


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