Dec 05, 2012 - 3:16 am
HI all, I just wanted to say hello, coming up to my 3 year anniversary and thought it would give some hope. I too was obsessed in the early stages with info and looking for someone to tell me how long I had to live, but, now 3 years on, here is a short description which most of you will relate to.
45 year old female (smoker at the time, not since though, still enjoy a beer or two or three) Dx, tonsils out, 9 teeth out, 35 rads IMRT and 3 x cisplatin, lots 25 kilos (approx 55 lbs) no peg, no taste, very small amount of gluggy saliva, tinnitus and partial deafness, mixed alternative therapy with conventional therapy, got my body well before treatment. So by the end of it all I felt deflated, depressed and no hope. A few mouth sores, quite tired. I worked all the way through with the ability to have a few lay downs during the day (as I own my own business)
3 years later, taste 95% back, just can't taste cold chocolate, saliva 95% back, energy better than ever, sadly, weight gone back on haha. Many many reason to live, you know we are going to say goodbye one day, just not yet. Good luck to all of you and always live in hope, this is one of the better ones to get, sad but true. Love light and many years of happiness to you all, side effects can be a state of mind, I just pretend it's always been like this xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Jen