Hi, Folks! Happy labor Day! I wish I could be celebrating with a nice cold beer! But I will have one next year. Anyway, as some of you may know I am about 10 weeks post treatment today!
1) Energy level is getting there I ride my bike near the beach; haven't been going to the gym as much.
2) Taste is great I would say I am at 50% right now I can taste peach yogurt, chocolate brownies, hamburger, hardboiled eggs, had some steamed clams with butter last week!
3) Facial/Neck swelling comes and goes and not much neck stiffness from surgery.
4) Depression is up and down but I am managing; looking do buy a yellow lab pup! :)and keeping busy with friends when I can but I still get sad missing the old Charles!!
Overall I think I am doing well. However I am still having pain in one area where I received the most radiation on my right side back of mouth. It hurts every time I swallow. I want to get off the pain meds; but then some days it hurts too much. 15mg oxycodone TID (3 times a day) I would say some day 5-6/10 on pain scale. The ent and radiation doc both scoped me and both said not to worry but I'm still healing.
I know some of you guys like Mark (Kimba's husband; he is two weeks behind me and is off meds! I'm a little worried; I have always been a quick healer. Could I be over doing it on the food. Should I just be drinking and eating soft stuff still! I worry I may have to get HOB Hyperberic oxygen treatment if this doesn't heal!! :)