Jul 21, 2010 - 9:21 pm
Hey everyone, I have been reading some posts and it's good to see a positive swing for some of you, some finished with their treatments and now have had some recoup time. You who are still struggling, look too these vets for help, you have a well of knowledge here that you cant get anywhere else, even from a doctor. Yes, doctors can listen and pass on stories and experiences he has heard from others, but nothing will EVER replace words directly from the mouths of tI totally hose who have experienced first hand the horrible things that we have gone through, and exactly how it affected each and every one of us, so look to them they know.
A quick update, Im now 7 months past my final radiation treatment, and I have come to some realizations. One, my body has recouped MUCH faster than my brain has, I was physically trying and doing things before I think my mind was ready to let me. I am MUCH better now. I can really say of all the side affects the few that I have left are the tinitus, which sometimes I have been able to tune it out, quiet rooms are probably the worst. And dry throat, I wont really say mouth anymore, because my saliva has returned pretty well in that area, but at night especially I will sleep with my mouth open, and when I wake, have significant dry throat.
Love you all,