Aug 25, 2010 - 10:35 pm
Hi all, what an awesome site, I am so happy to have found you all. I am 4 months out of treatment 35 radiation, 3 cisplatin, I had SCC right tonsil T1N1M0, 44 year old female, smoker and light drinker, although that does not seem to matter to much. I had IMRT treatment with great success and very little side effects, I lost saliva and tastebuds. The cisplatin has caused tinnitus and slight deafness. I lost 25 kilos (Originally 82kg now 62kg, have put back on 5 kilos now tastebuds have returned). Tastebuds started to return 3 weeks post treatment, could taste Vegemite, only for one mouthful, but that was something, I can now taste most things, sweet is a little dodgy, and saliva comes and goes.