greetings all. so happy to have found this board a few weeks ago, truly a wealth of support and information.
a brief history / details:
48 year old male diagnosed with scc tonsil in mid feb 2010. (heart attack dec 26, 2009)
made it through 4 chemo treatments, my 35th and last radiation treatment is tomorrow!!!
i swear i thought the day would never come. still struggling with intense mouth pain, mainly tongue. morphine and peridex do cut the pain for the most part. use peg tube for feeding. paxil for depression which has gotten pretty intense over the last 3 weeks. magic mouthwash for saliva troubles.
i haven't seen many posts here concerning loss of speech. tongue is so swollen that it's pointless and very painful to bother. first kicked in about week 4 of radiation. i am
hoping when radiation stops....the swelling will go down?
thanks, and thanks to all who have posted here with answers to others questions, and who
have posted success and recovery stories. so easy to feel hopeless .....it's a true blessing to see others who have struggled through and have at least most of thier lives back.
take care all....