Feb 06, 2006 - 4:03 pm
My husband finished 8 weeks of radiation with once weekly chemo the first week in December. He was diagnosed with a tumor on the base of his tongue and one lymph node involvment at the end of August. He has feeding tube and din't lose much weight. He still cannot eat, however. Around the first of January he developed a fugus which the doctors thought was thrush. Nothing has cleared it up, so an infectious disease doctor has changed the medicine to one commonly given to HIV patients who have fungal problems. My husband is getting more and more discouraged. As am I. Are we expecting too much too soon? How long has it taken other people to begin feeling good? We'll probably have the first pet scan this month. That's scary too. How do you handle it all? We pray and we try to stay strong, but it's a constant worry.