Nov 05, 2004 - 10:09 pm
Hello All! I hope everyone is doing well (at least as well as can be expected) I am wondering if anyone has had as bad of a time as I am having with radiation. I have just finished 10 treatments to my throat and neck and my doctor has postponed treatment because my throat area has too much inflamation. I was in severe pain but now the swelling in my glands and the pain has subsided. The thing is I still can not eat! I could see how I could not eat when I was in pain and was having such difficulty swallowing. The food (even soft foods) is getting stuck in my teeth, then in my throat and gets stuck in my chest area. It doesn't help that my taste buds are shot! (And I did develop a yeast infection in th back of my throat and tongue) Based on the message boards I have been reading this does not seem typical. Has anyone had such difficulty eating???? Not due to pain??? Please help, I am bit sure if this is psychological at this point!