Aug 27, 2006 - 3:38 pm
I have had 30 radiation treatments for throat cancer. I have survived the daytime mucous battle but I haven't been so lucky with the nightime battle. I fall asleep very quickly but I am awaken in 3 to 4 hrs by the mucous build up in my throat which makes it difficult to breath. I drink ginger ale to help break up the mucous but there is so much of it and the fact that I can't spit it up and I have to dig it out with paper towels takes a long time and after doing this for a hour or more, I find it very difficult to fall asleep again.