It has been 3 years since I noticed that curious lump on the side of my neck that started all of this. When I first noticed it, I had no Idea what was coming. I honestly thought it was nothing and it would be gone in a few days. Boy was I wrong. The roller coaster ride that came over the next year or so was unbelievable.
I am so grateful to be here and for all of the people who helped me through the treatments and recovery. I can finally honestly say that I am closer to normal than I ever thought I’d be and I have a lot of people to thank for that. Looking forward to great future.
I met a couple named Jim and Crystal who reached out to me when Jim was diagnosed with cancer very similar to mine. We had been emailing back and forth when we accidentally ran into each other at a restaurant the weekend before Jim started his treatments at Mayo Clinic. Coincidence? Maybe.
He has completed his treatments and is recovering now. They have done an amazing job of describing their journey through all of this in a blog at: https://jimb.blogforacure.com/weblog It gives a genuine look at the ups and downs of treatment of and recovery from Oropharyngeal Cancer and shows how excruciatingly slow and discouraging the recovery can be.
I encourage everyone to check it out and wish Jim well on his continued recovery.