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Well I made it, One more Radaition Treatment.

w6nnh
Posts: 14
Joined: Jul 2012

Well I made it, Last more Radaition Treatment on Monday. Now recovering. My tonuge is horrable, It bleeds and full of blisters. My throat is also a mess. It is hard to swallow. My salave is the most horrable tasting stuff.
Can anyone give me and idea how long befor I will start to feel better.

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phrannie51
Posts: 3821
Joined: Mar 2012

rad treatment!! :) No matter how you feel you don't have to pull yourself together for that but one more time.

You mouth sounds horrible and I do feel for you on that....mouth sores are the one thing guarenteed to make me want to crawl into a corner and withdraw. Give yourself a couple of weeks to begin healing....remember we "cook" for a couple of weeks after rads are done.

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CivilMatt
Posts: 3066
Joined: May 2012

Hi w6nnh,

If I understand your position correctly; I started feeling better right after a swig of magic mouth wash. To really feel better I had to wait until weeks after treatment was completed. You are almost through treatment and after the cool down period you should feel better. That is less pain, you still have to deal with all the other side effects (which you are).

Hydrate, rest and swallow.

Best,

Matt

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hwt
Posts: 1991
Joined: Jun 2012

My sores were on my lips. I actually saw some improvement week 1 post Tx and by the end of week 2 they were gone. By week 5 I turned the corner on getting energy back and week 6 I was full of energy. Good advice from Matt...hydrate, rest and swallow!

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blackswampboy
Posts: 341
Joined: Jul 2012

getting through rads is a big achievement, congrats!

the good news is that radiation can still 'cook' for weeks after treatments end. that's not bad, because tumors will continue to shrink for quite a while.
not so good is...because of the continued 'cooking', a burn developed on my neck a full two weeks after rads ended. it was raw and ugly--but silver sulfadiazene helped a lot.
recovery can be a 'two steps forward, one step back' kinda thing. hang in there.

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Kent Cass
Posts: 1747
Joined: Nov 2009

to the above posts. And, congratulations on getting to the finish line- soon to be on to your 2nd chance at life.

kcass

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carolinagirl67
Posts: 153
Joined: Jul 2009

It seemed like my husband was better after about three weeks. He rinsed his mouth with Salt water about five times a day and it made a huge difference. I think just knowing it's over it worth it's weight in gold. Yay for you!!!

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