Jan 04, 2013 - 10:41 pm
I just joined the site tonight. This is my first post.
I had cancer of the tongue that spread to my lymph nodes. August 2012 I had surgery to remove 1/3 of my tongue and the tumor with surrounding lymph nodes. I had 33 radiation treatments and 3 two-part chemo treatments. It was extremely rough to get through.
I am now 7 weeks post treatment. FINALLY starting to feel much better. I still have mouth sores and stinging/burning pain on the surface of my tongue that are slow to heal and painful. (Thankfully the sore and pain I had in my throat have recently cleared.)
I get discouraged and depressed sometimes about my ability to eat. I miss food and eating meals with loved ones. Mainly my diet is Ensure Plus. I sometimes try other liquid to soft foods, but the pain keeps me from eating much. And the lack of taste.
I know I'm not alone with this, but sometimes feel like I am. Now I know about this group. :)