My father is just recovering from 7-8 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy for Squamous Cell Carcinoma in his throat (tonsils and throat)... he is about 6-8 weeks out since last treatment.
During this whole process he has lost about 60lbs. He is really struggling right now with managing his ravaged mouth. He has lots of canker-like sores, a weird mucous like, slimy coating on roof of mouth and loss of taste. Also he wakes up with crusted lips and and has some sort of crystals in his mouth when he tries to chew food.
Can anyone share their post-radiation/chemo stories relating to squamous cell carcinoma in the mouth/throat? When can he expect this to improve? Anyone have any experience with Hyperbolic Oxygen Therapy?? If he could just eat again, I think he would improve dramatically. He hasn't eaten real food in about 3 months (only boost drinks and other nutritionally/calorie enhanced drinks).
LOOKING FOR SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT, TIPS that I can share with my dad!