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A while back i had a sore throat problem and was seeing my doctor about it. We could'nt cure the problem and i srarted swelling on the side of my throat. Doc says we need to do a cat scan so we did and was diagnosed with throat cancer. We have been with my doctor for over 35yrs.and when he said i was going to the University of Iowa Hospitals to the specialists' i didn't question him. Fast forward: After 2 trips to Iowa City for pet scans and other tests the cancer is just located in my throat. Thank the Good Lord. With surgury and radiation they say it is cureable. I will loose mfriends backy voice but to me its a fair trade if they get it out of me. My pre-op is tomarro and surgury is thursday. I have a whealth of family and friend back here and wanted to include my family here on GTtalk. Please keep me in your thoughts while i go through my journey. So i might be out of the loop for a while but i WILL return. Luv ya all. Randy G. :wave:
 

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Just wanted to give all of my dad's followers a update as to how he's doing. As a testament to how strong my father really is, he under went 15+ hours of surgery yesterday to remove tumors around his throat. Everything went well and the surgery was far longer then we thought it would be but like the Dr's said "the reason it took so long, is because we are being that particular and doing it right". The plan was to keep him asleep and on the vent until today but once again he surprised us all and was off the vent, awake and following direction 1hr post op. Today day 2 he continues to improve yet at times the pain is a lot. Again tho, my father doesn't ask for pain meds and just sucks it up. I thought I was tough being a former Bomb Tech for the United States Army. Serving one year in Iraq looking for bombs I thought I was tough, but I am no where near as tough as him. He has endured a major surgery and all he's really worried about is US his family and of course his garden. :smilewink: He has many long days ahead but as he has proven to us over the last 24 hours, he is up to the challenge. I am hoping to get some time with him later because I know he's wanting to update you all himself. But he's gonna have to get that OK'd by the BOSS my mother before he is allowed online. I know he is thankful for all the support you all have given him and as his Son I can't thank you enough.
 
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