Dec 03, 2011 - 5:32 pm
Just wanted to check in. Had a total laryngectomy for the return of cancer on Nov 18. Was in hospital for a week and have been home now for a week. Eyesight acuity is shot; hard to focus on anything, even with large fonts. Using nasal-gastric tube. It takes all day for my wife and I to get thru all the medications and feedings etc.
I sleep a lot. Pain only on swallowing, pretting well controlled.
The amazing thing is that I feel good, at least during some part of the day. I enjoy getting an email out or reading your emails. Constipation is a major challenge; and I've just added prune joice to all the stuff I take.
I have a voice prosthesis, trachea-esiogigeak shunt in place put have not been OKed to use it yet. I communicate with wife with the help of WordPad.
One day at a time. Rick.