Oct 08, 2012 - 5:59 pm
First I want to thank everyone who has been so encouraging to David and I through the surgeries up to this point. I also wanted to update everyone on the pregnancy. Unfortunately I had a miscarriage Friday morning. It has been a long hard weekend for me to say the least. Today we went to see the radiation oncologist and as expected will have 35 radiation treatments heavy on the right side and lower on the left side of the next. The TORS surgery was successful so they will not radiate the base of the tongue area which is great. We see the chemo oncologist next week and get fitted for the mask next Wednesday. The doctor told us the plan was to start the chemo/radiation the last week of October, which will mean David will finish treatments in the middle of December. The doctor did not sugar coat anything with David and for the first time since all of this started I could see David visibly shaken. The doctor told him it is doable, but head and neck patients tend to have it the roughest and its like playing a whole football game without being able to pass the ball. He told us we needed to stay positive, get in the nutrition, stay hydrated and stay on top of the pain. David seems to have difficulty with all of those except the positive part. He is still struggling to even get in four cans a day and now the fluid intake is slacking as well. He is sleeping many hours a day and has lost 35 pounds since June. I worry about my husband and all I can say is I am not liking our life very much right now. Sorry for the negative post, but it's been a long hard road so far and we haven't even begun the treatments.