Apr 13, 2009 - 6:58 pm
I just wanted to let people know that my husband Stage 2 base of tongue and tonsil, went through his treatment without the peg after being encouraged to do so by the radiation nurse.
This is a good option in you are overweight and can afford to lose 40 -50 lbs.
When you rely on the peg it saves you from the discomfort of eating but in the long run you become too dependent on it and have to learn how to swallow again.
It is tought to do, but the recovery time is so much better. I know of some cases where people have the peg months after treatment is over.
Just something to consider, I realize it is not for everyone.
God Bless everyone going through this curable but very tough treatment.