A true story about Mark Wariners cancer journey.

My journey timeline while beating cancer!

I hope you can find the answers you seek by seeing this time line. You should see how fast and how slow the process works to kick the disease. Don’t forget to read my blogs and check out my FAQ’s as they can help you or someone you know that should see or hear my story.


November 21st 2021

Received an awesome package from my friend Caleb. #ROCKtheTREATMENT

December 1st 2021

Appt with surgeon to see how my medi port and feeding tunb was doing

February 28th, 2022

Entered into the Mayo Clinic for 3 days of testing

March 4th-10th-, 2022

7 days of recovery after surgery. It's all a blur but I am already moving towards a positive outcome. Leaving 1 day early!

March 11th, 2022

Day 1 at home, the next week was up and down and go into depression. My wife yelled at me and I got off my ass and back into action.

April 4th, 2022

The road to a full recovery. The surgeon got all the cancer out, about 10cm. The cancer had spread to 2 lymph nodes. The chemo and radiation killed them! YEAH ME!

April 25th-29th, 2022

Eating is slow, about 7-10 small meals per day. Having some issues and need to reach out to the surgical team. I am not able at times to get food down. I can not figure out what is happening.

May 2nd, 2022

Went to my first outing to eat out. We chose Firehouse subs. I had to find something I could eat. No bread! Ever! So they made me a bowl of meatballs and 5 cheese Macaroni. Good! Again, I could not keep food down, so we had to leave so I can get back home. Not embarrassing, just sucks to go through this.

May 26th, 2022

Had my 3rd infusion of chemo today. Also met with Dr about me not being able to swallow food. Seems my air facia is just too much for me. So we are going to schedule for a scope. By to Dr Hardin I go.

June 1st, 2022

Met with surgeon about doing a scope. I go on Monday June 6th. More to come!

June 5th, 2022

Going to the Hospital for a few hours to get s cope done. Possibly widen my Esophagus, they call it dialate. Should be a simple in and out!

June 10th, 2022

Going for a 2nd round of Esophagus to be stretched. I'm better but not good enough. EGD set for June 17th, 2022

July 7th, 2022

First full dosage of chemo today. So far so good. Tired is all. Next up is August 4th.

September 5th, 2022

Chemo visit, easy peezy and out in a few hours.

October 4th, 2022

Getting first CT scan since March 2022 major surgery.

October 6th, 2022

October chemo day!

May 1st 2021

The beginning. Met with my GP Dr

November 30th 2021

Released my treatment schedule

December 3rd, 2021

Meet with a surgeon, it was not the outcome I was looking for. No decision was made and I will revisit in the future.

March 3rd, 2022

Surgery day! Meet with the team, Dr Blackmon is awesome and it was nearly a 7 hour surgery.

March 10th, 2022

Released to go home 1 day early. I am doing so well. It is difficult but I am going to fight this to a good outcome.

April 3rd, 2022

Not only is this day my birthday, but I also get to do my surgery follow up back to Mayo Clinic we go. GOOD NEWS! I can start to eat soft foods and drink water again!

April 18th, 2022

Went to Dr Hardin, the surgeon that found the cancer and had my feeding tube pulled out. OMG! I am so happy it is gone. But it means now I am on my own to eat 100 percent.

April 29th, 2022

Called the surgical team support. Turns out I am sucking in too much air and have developed Air Facia. It happens, so back to eating even slower and smaller portions and try eating even softer foods.

May 12th, 2022

Started my 2nd infusion of Opdivo chemo. Went well, ate a little grilled chicken and 2 Raspberry sherberts.

May 14th, 2022

Worked in the yard today, did a lot! Feels good. The suns out and I am slow but working towards a goal today. I met my goal!

May 28th, 2022

Meeting with Dr Hardin on June 1st to schedule a scope and see if anything is wrong with my throat. Lets hope not!

June 3rd, 2022

Covid testing for pre testing to go into the hospital for a scope on Monday the 6th

June 6th, 2022

Scope was done. They took a biopsy with hopes it's just bacteria. They dilated my esophagus. So far so goo. Slept a better part of the day after I got home.

June 17th, 2022

Scope was done for the 2nd time. So far so good after 3 days. Time will tell if this is all I need. Was a very long day of over 15 hours not eating. Surgery was delayed till late evening.

August 13th, 2022

Still having issues eating from time to time. Chemo is going well, lost track of how many, probably like 6 times.

September 7th, 2022

Sick for 2 days. Turns out my Thyroid is border line and now I work on that. UGH!
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