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tuffenuff
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So all day today and tonight my spit has been almost normal (it's actually in a somewhat liquid form that I can actually spit out) AND my sore throat is about 70% gone. Ive had no pain meds since yesterday afternoon. Is it normal for it to come and go?

I did develop a huge sore on my lip overnight though. This whole process is just bizarre.

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Skiffin16
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LOL, it might come and go in spurts.... OK, I thought it was funny.

But I wouldn't discount anything concerning recovery. Hopefully it's a sign of returning to some normality. More than likely it'll come and go in some degree of inconsistancy for awhile, more and more on the positive side over time.

JG

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George_Baltimore
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ROFL, oh the mind of an ex-jarhead!

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Tim6003
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it will come and go ....

:)

Tim

katenorwood
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tuffenuff,
It sounds like it is a positive girl ! I hope and pray it continues for you ! You are dead on with the bizarre statement....everyone of us is different in the healing process. So don't get bummed if days you take a step back. Warmest wishes sent ! Katie

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phrannie51
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at least from what everyone else has said (so far, mine has all been come, and damned little go)...I'm sure losing 70% of a sore throat has got to be a relief, tho trading it for a mouth sore on your lip seems unfair...course I'm very sensitive on the mouth sore subject, as we all know. :)

I don't know when your last chemo was...but I was reading something the other night about chemo, and how it has a "niger point"?? Each drug has it's own "niger" point...that is the point after infusion that the side effects can start kicking in, etc. That might explain why, now...your horrible sore throat disappears almost over night, but a mouth sore pops up.

I'm following everybody on my bus's progress in healing, since I'm not going to even begin to really heal until sometime in September...Still have another 5FU chemo do do at the end of this month. I think back when I finished rads and thought how easy it was going to be, just doing chemo every 3 weeks after having to do both rads and chemo at the same time. What a pipedream that was. When this is said and done, I'm going to be saying that my worst times were the 3 months following radiation.

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tuffenuff
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That's the crappy part. I had a delay in my chemo because of my blood count. So I still have two more to do, hopefully beginning on Wednesday. I'm really dreading it though. I'm hoping it doesn't "reignite" my baking and start this whole process over again. I have a feeling it will. Super not happy about that.

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phrannie51
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having to take the long way home on this treatment...Ya know what I'm hoping? I hoping that we'll have the last chemos....go thru all the mouth sores and stuff that comes with it....BUT, when we actually get thru those and begin healing (with NO chemo left to come, and NO rads still in the picutre), that we'll find tastebuds, no stinging mouths, and maybe some spit at the end of the "rainbow"....you know, like things will speed up for us because rads are SO far behind us, even if the chemo was not.

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tuffenuff
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Yes!!!!!!

boardwalkgirl
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I agree it is bizare. I had not had the thick mucous for about a week, woke up this morning choking on it. My throat can be sore tonight and wake up in the morning and it isn't, same way with my tongue. It is hard to know what you need to be doing part of the time.I have found if I keep taking my pain med, I do a better job of eating so Unless I have to drive somewhere, I take the pain med.

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