Laryngeal cancer (recurrence)

Posted by msherfinski @msherfinski, Apr 17, 2020

I was just told my laryngeal cancer returned. Next step complete laryngectomy. I'm scared! I don't want to lose my voice box. What can I do??

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Head & Neck Cancer group.

@colleenyoung

@msherfinski, I just read in another discussion that you are currently in the hospital and you just had the tracheostomy. How are you doing?

Jump to this post

It was no picnic Coleen, but It probably saved my life. My surgeon said he never realized how blocked I was from the tumors. When I took a shower the day of surgery, I could not catch my breath!! I just got home today. Will be heading up to Mayo next week.

REPLY
@msherfinski

It was no picnic Coleen, but It probably saved my life. My surgeon said he never realized how blocked I was from the tumors. When I took a shower the day of surgery, I could not catch my breath!! I just got home today. Will be heading up to Mayo next week.

Jump to this post

@msherfinski, glad to hear you're doing well. Was the surgery planned or did it end up being an emergency procedure?

I see you called Mayo Clinic and got an appointment. Can you tell me more?

REPLY

msherfinski, We are all listening and following your progress, and of course, praying and rooting for you! Loli

REPLY

Mark, so glad to hear that you are making progress with managing the trach and getting ready for your trip to Mayo. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and if you have any questions concerning living with a trach please reach out.

REPLY
@jeffk

Mark, so glad to hear that you are making progress with managing the trach and getting ready for your trip to Mayo. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and if you have any questions concerning living with a trach please reach out.

Jump to this post

Jeff. Thank you so much for your kindness. I'll let you know what Dr. Moore says Tuesday. I have to go up there Sunday for Corona testing, spend the whole day in Rochester Monday (is there any thing to do there??) and see Dr. Moore Tuesday morning. Didn't really want to make this a 3 day weekend with my bride, but what are you going to do?? Thanks for all your help Jeff. I've decided to let God be God. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

REPLY
@loli

msherfinski, We are all listening and following your progress, and of course, praying and rooting for you! Loli

Jump to this post

Thank you @loli for your support. At first, I didn't think this connect site would do me any good, but boy was I wrong. God Bless all you wonderful people . When this is allover , I'm hoping I can be the one to help out some other people!! God Bless again!!🙏🙏🙏

REPLY
@msherfinski

Jeff. Thank you so much for your kindness. I'll let you know what Dr. Moore says Tuesday. I have to go up there Sunday for Corona testing, spend the whole day in Rochester Monday (is there any thing to do there??) and see Dr. Moore Tuesday morning. Didn't really want to make this a 3 day weekend with my bride, but what are you going to do?? Thanks for all your help Jeff. I've decided to let God be God. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Jump to this post

Mark, given COVID-19 I am sure that most of Rochester is going to be closed or operating on a minimal scale. The restaurants we always go when there is Canadian Honker for Breakfast, Terza a go to for Italian, and Pescara for seafood. I am sure that they will have curbside at minimum. We took advantage of the dining scene when I was feeling good enough to. The city of Rochester will pleasantly surprise you. I can honestly say that my temporary trach did not hurt my appetite or ability to eat. Please keep us informed. God Speed.

REPLY
@jeffk

Mark, given COVID-19 I am sure that most of Rochester is going to be closed or operating on a minimal scale. The restaurants we always go when there is Canadian Honker for Breakfast, Terza a go to for Italian, and Pescara for seafood. I am sure that they will have curbside at minimum. We took advantage of the dining scene when I was feeling good enough to. The city of Rochester will pleasantly surprise you. I can honestly say that my temporary trach did not hurt my appetite or ability to eat. Please keep us informed. God Speed.

Jump to this post

Thanks for the info Jeff. I have to spend Sunday and Monday nights there. You are so right about the Trach procedure. It is no picnic!! I'm throwing my fishing gear in my car. I think I'm pretty close to the river. They want a 48 hour prior Corona test. I'll keep you posted.
.

REPLY

Mark, you will most likely have to get a MN out of state 2 day fishing license. Glad you are trying to make the best of the trip!

REPLY
@jeffk

Mark, you will most likely have to get a MN out of state 2 day fishing license. Glad you are trying to make the best of the trip!

Jump to this post

What if I fish on the Wisconsin side??

REPLY

I think you would fine fishing in Wisconsin as long as you don't let your line drift into MN waters. Good luck! MN 2 day license should not be that expensive either.

REPLY

Change in plans because of Insurance. Now I'll see Dr. Moore at 8:00a.m. Thursday the 14th. Two days to make sure everything's good with insurance. God, I'll be glad when this nightmare is over.

REPLY
Please sign in or register to post a reply.
  Request Appointment