Jun 27, 2010 - 12:13 am
Hello everyone. I'm curious if anyone else has had radiation treatments to the neck. I completed 15 sessions of radiation two weeks ago for a total dose of 3000 cGY. It was not fun! It has been the most agonizing thing I've been through since my dx in Dec. 09'. I'm still without any taste buds and my saliva is only 25% of what is should be. Has anyone else had radiation to the neck? If so, how long did it take to get your taste buds and saliva back? Everything tastes like cardboard. I completed 5 rounds of R-CHOP January thru April and it was not nearly as bad as the radiation. I keep reading that it could take 2 to 6 months for my taste buds to come back. ~Ughh.