Sep 14, 2012 - 8:50 pm
Hubby has developed a "spot" at the back of his tongue that the doc wants to scan. Dale is 7 weeks post tx for stage 3 tonsil cancer. This "spot" won't go away so the ENT has decided to do a CT scan next week.
Mouth sores were about the only side effect Dale did not have during or after his 34 rads and two rounds of cisplatin. The spot -- Dale describes it as a sore irritated spot but not an open ulcer type sore -- just came up about 2 weeks ago. The ENT looked and felt of it then and said it could just be irritation from all the mucous. Doc gave Dale some steroid cream to put on it but it did not get better. So today, ENT decided it needed a scan. Scan is next Thursday.
It's hard not to worry. Dale's recovery has been so slow, it is hard not to think that the cancer is still there. As he said the other day, " if the cancer was gone, I should feel better by now." We are to that impatient part of the recovery -- trying to balance doing more and not over doing it and sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Thanks for listening and thanks for your thoughts and prayers. We have not told any of our family about the spot deciding to wait until we know what, if anything, it is. But I knew I could share it with our CSN Family and you would understand. thanks.