I need t ospeak with someone going through recovery of throat cancer. The not being able to eat and missing it, that kind of stuff.
Have you heard of the proceedure esophageal dilation?
It has been 15 months since treatment ended(Chemo and Radiation) and I am only now able to eat chunky soups and Insure shakes--I cope with it by having gratitude for being alive and considering what the alternative was. Jimman
I finished up radiation in early November and still have great difficulty swallowing. The plus was that I had a much needed weight loss. I think the most difficult part is missing out on the pleasure of dining out with friends or with my wife and being able to cook for myself and my family.
A friend of mine whose a nurse recommeded that I see speech-language therapist to get some physical therapy. I'm going to discuss that with my ENT dr next week. Hang in there--it's a tough battle and I know that I'm tired of pouring Ensure in my G-tube. I'm sure however that it will get better. I'm just grateful that the cancer seems to be gone.