It has been a little while since I posted. I am a teacher and the last weeks of school have left me crazy busy between work and home. My husband started his radiation treatments this week. (One week down, seven to go!) He has not really had any side effects yet. His docs gave him a rinse to start using several times a day called Caphosol. Anyone else used this and did it help? His apppetite is still good and he has been urged to try and put on twenty pounds. He has managed to gain about ten pre-treatment. 5'11'' and 214 lb so he will be able to lose a bit of weight and still be OK. What do we expect next in the way of symptoms? He is receiving rads only with no chemo. He opted not to have a feeding tube so we will be working with nutrition by mouth if we can. Luckily, next week is may last week of school so I will be home with him full time after that. Any advice is appreciated! You have all been such wonderful supporting source.