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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Tube FREE !!!!

Today seems to be a milestone that I just passed. I had my feeding tube removed today, Thursday. An extra belly button isn't too bad. The doctor examined my mouth and throat and found that I was healing nicely but saw ulcers in my throat which are causing the morning hoarseness. My esophagus needs to be restreched and I will return to surgery on July 25th for hopefully the last time. Happy 4th to all!

With much love,

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The thin me

To the left is the new thin me!

I am sorry to inform everyone that my Mom passed away on June 11, 2006. She was a wonderful and loving mother and even better grandmother. She is truely missed.

On the brighter side of things: I am supposed to have my feeding tube removed June 28th. I have not used it for about 2 weeks now. My taste buds are still playing tricks on me but more foods are having some sort of good taste. I have had a full slice of pizza that tasted better than cardboard with topping. I am on a protein powder to help me gain and/or maintain my weight. I mix the powder with milk and add strawberry syrup to make it taste good. Strawberry and berry foods still taste the best to me. I now weigh 172 pounds. I think I look great but Weasle says I am too thin. No one has ever told me I was too thin !!! It has always been the opposite.

My swallowing seems to be becoming more difficult again, so the doctors are thinking about stretching my esophagus once more. I am setting up for some tests to have this checked out. I still have sores in my mouth and throat and have problems with hoarseness until around 12:00 noon. My doctor says that this is to be expected (as he says about everything).

Thanks to everyone for their prayers and support

Randy (cancer free boy)