Chapter 3

Friday morning I showed up at 9am at Peconic Bay Medical Center Hospital and checked in. By 10:30 i was being rolled in to surgery. Started talking to the surgeons, joking about TV's SCRUBS, next thing i remember was waking up with a sore throat. My wife drove me home by 1:30pm. Slept the rest of the day. My throat is sore but the Hydrocodone syrup works well. Back to a diet of warm cream of wheat and 'Cuties' those chocolate vanilla ice cream sandwiches. Now i'm just waiting for the results of the tonsil biopsy and planning for my wisdom teeth to be pulled. At least it's a little reprieve from the start of the radiation. Yeah it's more pain for my mouth but hey, i figure it's a sort of boot camp prep for the upcoming hell i am bracing myself for. From adversity comes strength! Carpe Diem!
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Hang in there Jacques! We are all thinking of you.
Ice cream is really good for a sore throat or it was for mine. Hang in there. Maybe it won't be as bad as you imagine. My thoughts and prayers are with you every day. Joyce
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Vital Info


March 23, 2008

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Hampton Bays, New York 11946

June 11, 1959

Cancer Info

Throat Cancer

Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Occult Primary.

February 8, 2008

5.1 - 6.0 cm


Lymph nodes on neck.

Stony Brook University Hospital. Department of Radiology

You never know how strong you are, until strong is the only choice you have left.

June 4, 2008

Swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Post surgery, official classification TX, N2b, M0


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