I am new to this sight. I thought I had posted something last night, but cant find it on here anywhere. If I am repeating myself, I apologize. My husband was diagnosed with SCC stage IV in April of '09. Needless to say, this year has been hell. I was reading alot of your posts and no one seems to have gone through the same treatments that my husband has. He was first given induction chemo (which almost killed him) then he had surgery to remove the tonsil and lymph nodes,(which ruined his soft palate) and then he had to have his teeth pulled (which held up the radiation treatment for 6 weeks,) then he had radiation at 25 minutes per day for 7 weeks. Now the cancer has moved into his lung. On March 5th, he had surgery to remove 1/4 of his lung. He is still down 30 lbs because he cant swallow very well, and although we laugh, anything he drinks comes out of his nose. It is pretty embarassing for him. His next CAT & PET scans are scheduled for May 5th and we are praying that it hasnt gone anywhere else. I am so sorry to see all of you on this sight because it means you are all dealing with this horrible disease also!
I am making him shakes that have 1500 calories in them, and I am trying my best to get him to drink 2 of them daily. If anyone has any advice or tips for us, it would be much appreciated. Thanks for reading our post.