Jan 14, 2013 - 2:25 pm
Hello, I know there have been posts on this already but I wanted to start a new thread.
So my story, I am 23 years old and have head and neck cancer. I have to do 35 rounds of radiation, which I am on number 19 and 9 weekly doses of chemo, on 6 I believe and then 3 more monthly doses of chemo. Shortly after starting radiation I lost all sense of taste to the point where I have given up eating and just do tube feeding because as soon as I get food in my mouth my stomach starts to turn and lack of saliva makes it hard to swallow any way.
my concern/question is how long till my sense of taste comes back and if it does not come back, god forbid, is there any medical procedures that can give u taste? I am very worried about not bein able to taste, I love food and one of my favorite weekend things is trying new restaurants. I had a fsirly bland sense of taste to begin with due to I have no sense of smell but never being able to taste food again the tought is unimaginable. And since its the main reason I haven't ate I fear what I will so in the future. I weighed 140lbs going into this and already lost 20 I can't afford to lose anymore and I am not sure how I will be able to eat again if I can't get my taste back. There has to be a way pls help!!