I'm 34 years old, and just recently found out I have cancer.
I never smoked cigarettes, weed, and don't drink
I had an earache, and the ear specialist couldn't figure out what was wrong.
He had me get a pet scan, and turns out my lymph node was cancerous and had swollen up, causing it to pinch nerve that caused ear pain. Also found a tumor on the base of my tongue.
I had a biopsy, and it was determined the cancer devolped as the result of me contracting HPV.
Ish is crazy. I have to do 3 chenotherapy treatments and 35 radiation treatments. I am having surgery to get a feeding tube placed in my stomach tomorrow because the doctors say the effect of the radiation won't allow me to eat.
I take methodone, oxycodene, steroids, and all other kinds of drugs.
I love NT and have been a member for over a decade (classyfreshman was my old name). I need NT to show me some love and hopefully influence the universe to get me better. I have two kids and a lot to live for.
I also want to let people know that this HPV is real, so protect yourself when you are doing your thing. I was married for ten years and felt like i made good choices, but it still can happen to anyone.
So NT I ask you to share your stories, give me some positive energy, make me laugh, something...
Chemotherapy is no joke. There is nothing in this world that can help me explain how I felt after receiving chemotherapy. I got Chemo on 8/17. I was pretty much in and out of consciousness for the next 5 days. I had to go back to the hospital twice because I was so dehydrated. It was the worst feeling in the history of earth. I could feel every sensation, vibration, smell, through my body.
With all of that being said, I am getting through. 28 more radiation and 2 more chemo treatments left. I have lost all taste in my mouth, but I am still able to swallow. I lost 10 pound after chemo but I gained back 3 since. The fight has begun, and I am fighting.
My family started a gofundme campain. ANY #NT help would be appreciated.
Description... Kyle Kostic is a 34 year old man who was born and raised in Allentown, PA. Despite dealing with some challenging circumstances in life, as a man Kyle has taken on the role as a helper, leader, and someone who was always interested in the betterment of others. Kyle is the devoted father of two great children, coaches youth sports, has written an inspirational book, and has worked as a helping professional throughout his adult life.
Due to recently being diagnosed with Stage IV head and neck cancer which has spread to his lymph nodes, Kyle is now in a position where he unfortunately needs to be helped. Anyone who knows Kyle knows that he is reserved, quiet and someone who would rather give than receive. The circumstances that have come with this cancer and the toll it has taken on his body during his treatment have left him no choice but to seek funding for the continuous mounting medical costs and day to day life necessities. Kyle has a positive attitude, a good spirit, and the will to get better so he can continue to be a positive contributor to the lives of others. Any help during this trying time would be extremely appreciated.
Me getting radiation treatment...
Me giving a pregame football talk to my old high school
me feeding myself...
Edited by combo gd - 9/20/15 at 2:29am