Aug 12, 2010 - 12:32 pm
Hey peeps! Sorry haven't posted in a while; I have been reading but didn't really have much to say! I was really inspired by the caregiver posts; but being single I didn't really feel like I had much to add!
Anyway, I am on week 6; haven't used feeding tube since last Friday. I am eating but it's slow process and have to wash everything down with water. I do have some taste already, I'm thinking that's because I had tonsil and not tongue; who knows. I can taste the peach and blueberry in yogurt. Was able to taste the beef in a hamburg. Can taste orange juice. I still have pain on my right side of throat; but that is where I got zapped the most. They actually agreed to take the feeding tube out next week along as I maintain my weight. Also, went to the dentist and he said everything looks good. The soft tissue necrosis is healing on it's own; so I was stressing for nothing!!
I'm not gonna lie, the mental aspect is still tough, i see young/middle aged adults out at ball games or functions and I get pissed off; why me; why not them!!! I guess I have to just accept that I have bad luck and got this. I am going to my first young adult cancer survivor group tonight and hopefully it will help meeting other young people have dealt with cancer. Anyway, best of luck to everyone. Also, check out the oral cancer foundation blog; they have a lot of really good survivor stories..