Jan 22, 2013 - 1:24 pm
Hey all...been a while since I posted.....I guess I was busy just trying to survive. I am 11 days out of TX. What a journey to get here......9 days in ICU...shingles...havent had food in my mouth for over 2 months, after 27 days of rads I freaked out and it took me 5or 6 days to get back in the saddle, lost 33 LBS and thats just the short version. If not for God and my amazing wife and all of the family and friends that He surrounded me with I am relatively sure I wouldnt be here. At any rate I have a couple of questions that I hope someone with close to the same cancer as mine can answer. I had, (you see I am being postive, scan not until April) Sqaumous cell carcinoma of the left tonsil that spread to the lymph nodes on both sides of my neck. Ok the radiation of course trashed my saliva glands and throat. Elevn days out I can tell my throat is healing and I am starting to swallow a little water everyday. First ? how long before the throat heals ? Next, I am amzed at the amount of stuff bodies can produce, how long before I quit having to spit out thick secretions that seem to come from my throat?
In Christ, Kevin