Oct 07, 2007 - 9:44 pm
I feel like I've hit a plateau in my recovery from tonsil cancer. I am almost 3 1/2 months post rad/chemo treatments. I can sip water and eat light soups, but still need the peg tube for adequate nutrition. My problem is that my throat and esophagus hurt quite a bit when I swallow and my saliva is still a little thick. Can anyone tell me if they went through this? And can you tell me if my saliva and eating will ever get back to normal? I have been without eating regular food for so long (6 mos) that I can't even imagine myself ever eating normally again. Even a small burger looks scary to me...like it will always be too big for me to swallow! I am scared of that!