Feb 20, 2011 - 4:33 pm
So I finished up my brechytherpy with hypothermic treatment this week and the side effects or pain is much greater than I had hoped for. I had two hypothermic treatments then directly to the brechytherpy machine for treatments there. A total of 6 brechytherpy treatments with the two heat treatments. My poor tongue is in so much pain and it must have got my esophagus because swallowing anything with any texture is dang near impossible. They want to do a partial neck dissection to cut out three lymph nodes in two weeks; I don’t feel that I will be physically or mentally ready for surgery so soon. I would like to heal enough that the pain is gone and I am able to eat somewhat solid goods again. If any of you that have had the partial neck done, how was it, pain, swelling and the ability to eat. Now it looks like I have a big fat bag under my chin from the swelling, I can feel the tumor which was really small until the treatment and now I have the worst taste in my mouth, one of my doctors said it is probably from all the cell that were killed and the fat bag, as I call it is inflammation, my body is trying to was all the dead cells away. What supplements has anyone taken to help with the removal of dead cancer cells.