May 08, 2012 - 9:48 pm
I just joined recently to help find some more information for my Dad...He will finish his 2nd round of radiation (twice daily) and chemo (daily) on Friday. Despite a very swollen tongue still (went down a bit so that tongue was almost nearly in mouth but swelling still easily visible, until rest week 3 of radition when it began to swell again), he is hoping to be able to begin speech (can do a few long vowels) and swallowing (a bit of a swallow, but still fully trached) therapy and is planning on asking the surgeon this week if he can begin prior to the tongue's swelling going down. Patience has never been a family virtue but of course he is learning this...I see that his spirits are up when he feels like he can work at something that lead his healing in the desired direction. Thanks again to everyone on this board...this is the most helpful resource I have found thus far :) Hoping today was a good or better one for everyone out there....