Dec 16, 2009 - 9:29 pm
I am 44 years old and was diagnosed with Acinic Cell Carcinoma back in September. I underwent a parotidectomy on September 15th. Because the cancer was aggressive and had traveled into the lympth node within the parotid gland, my doctor said that radiation was necessary. I am happy to say that I finished radiation treatments last Wednesday, December 9th. It was the happiest time in my life, well aside from my beautiful kids. Now I am beginning the healing process and I am one week into it. Because I lost so much weight during the treatments, I had to have a feeding tube put in. Not fun! I lost my taste buds and I am really struggling with that more than I thought I would. I also have tons of mucous, tickle in the throat from time to time that makes me cough uncontrollably. I just wanted to know what others have experienced and how they dealt with the healing process.
Thanks, remaining very hopeful.