Here is a message my husband who is in recovery posted on another board. I am helping him by trying to get more replies:
> I'm having trouble eating other than through my stomach tube. My
> radiation/chemo ended April 18th for my Stage 3 basal tongue cancer,
> and the cancer is gone, at least for the time being.
> I can eat some things now, but after the first three bites or so, it
> becomes a chore. The taste goes away, a feeling of revulsion grows on
> me, and it seems to take forever to chew and get things down. I can't
> seem to find desirable foods. Meanwhile, I'm getting sick of the
> bagged liquids for the stomach tube, much as I love the convenience.
> I'd be interested in hearing from others how they reached the point of
> feeling confident they could get rid of their stomach tube and survive
> by eating alone. Also, how long this was from when treatment ended.
Thanks, from JEFF