Aug 07, 2010 - 2:31 pm
Hi Everyone-my husband finished 7 weeks of chemo/rad on June 10th for BOT stage III SCC HPV+. He says that this is harder than going through the treatment, at least treatment had an end date. He is still not eating or drinking-even water irritates his mouth/tongue which is still very raw. He (we) thought that he would at least be drinking an ensure a day but he cannot even get a sip down. It's getting harder for him to swallow pills. He is also spitting up thick mucous every 15 minutes and continually all night long. He thought he would be back to work in September but that won't be possible if he's not eating. I've been trying to stay upbeat throughout this whole ordeal but it's getting continually harder. I know everyone is different but just wondering how long it took most of you to start drinking/eating. Thanks for letting me vent and thanks for sharing.