Apr 23, 2006 - 12:04 am
I am 46 years old and have never smoked a day in my life. But I have Stage IVa Supraglottic Carcinoma (base of tongue, vallecula, and into epiglottis). Also into lymph nodes on both sides of neck. I have had 35 weeks of radiation and am still finishing my 4 months of chemo (4 sessions left). It has been 26 days since my last radiation treatment and I still cannot swallow any liquids or any food. I am still coughing up a lot of stuff and saliva. I am wondering when I will be able to eat again and have some relief from coughing all the time. It wakes me up at night and I still cannot get a good night's sleep. I am on a feeding tube through the top of my intestine (J tube) due to my acid reflux. Am tired of NOT EATING and very frustrated. Anybody out there that has anything to share I would be greatly appreciative. Thanks.