Nov 05, 2009 - 3:21 pm
I have just completed my 2nd set of scans and lab work since finishing treatment June 2009. SCC stage III right tonsil and a lymphnode, all HPV derived....
Nine weeks of Chemo (Cisplaten, Taxotere and 5FU) followed up with seven weeks of concurrent Carboplaten once a week and 35x Radiation exposures preceeded each day with Amifostine injections....
All is clear, no signs of cancer..... I'm still a little below the low normal on WBC and RBC but everything else is back in the normal ranges.....
My taste is still off, but nothing compared to others here.... I can taste most everything again, but most taste deminishes within a few bites, not everything though. I didn't need a PEG which was good. I have no problen eating, other than learning my new taste for differing foods and drink. Water is by far the best thing for drink....at one time it just tasted like plain old sweat, very nasty.
Saliva is still hard to come by, especially at night. But I'm learning to live with a bottle of water close by at all times.
I hope all continues to stay positive and good, as well as the same for all of you as well.