Nov 27, 2012 - 12:51 pm
Well...today is his last day of treatment! We are on the road to recovery after today. We were told the tongue, mouth, and neck will take about 3-4 weeks to heal. They will slowly start to wein him off his meds. Still keeping the feeding tube in for about 3 months. They are confident that he will be able to start swallowing/drinking and possibly start foods during the 3-4 week healing process. They felt they treated him aggressively and now the waiting begins. Does anyone know when we can expect a scan (PET or CT)? I suppose they will give instructions/appointments after he leaves today...
He feels physically and emotionally drained right now. As a caregiver, I'm wondering how to handle this all with him? He is on Ativan for anxiety and I hope that helps through this process. I know the key to healing is mental....I want to be that mental strength he needs. I feel I've been very strong through this process with him and will continue to be. I can only imagine the journey ahead...but know there will be light at the end of the tunnel.
I know there will be more questions we have as time goes on, but I want to thank everyone that has contributed their time and advice throughout our before and during tx. You all have given me much peace that has helped tremendously with helping my loved one. Thank you all for this. You are all a God sent. I promise I will always be there for anyone that needs me here. Plan on staying with my H & N family to give updates and support for anyone that comes across the "c".
I pray for peace and good health for everyone here on the H & N cancer forum. You all are in my prayers each night.
God Bless Us All,