Aug 01, 2007 - 8:59 pm
Hi: First of all, I want to say that I am soooo glad that I found this site. Its sucks to be alone w/this. Anyhow, I had tongue cancer. I had surgery 5/30, removed about 1/3 of the tongue and neck dissection. I have having abou 30 treatments of radiation and 3 chemo, rad everyday and chemo every 21 days. The chemo is cisplatin. Anyhow, I guess I am about 3 weeks into it and I am beginning to have a sore mouth. So far just one sore in my mouth in the crease of my right jaw. Ouch!! Now my throat is beginning to get sore. Any chance that I will not need a feeding tube, is that possible. They are threatening it to me, because I am kinda small to begin with. I am also petrified of the chemo. Had one treatment, was sick, but not too bad. My next is on 8/8. I'm just scared. I know I will get through it, but i'm projecting what's going to happen to me and freaking myself out. Thanks for listening and I hope someone can write me back. Thanks.