Jan 22, 2013 - 7:05 pm
I haven't posted in a while but I check in nearly every day. I wanted to post this great news--
Hubby ate THREE full meals today -- a Subway flatbread breakfast sandwich, beans, rice and chips at the Mexican restaurant, and two full plates tonight from the Chinese buffet. This is the first time he has eaten 3 meals in one day in 7 months. And he went fRom eating hardly anything by mouth to 3 meals in one day!
Some background-- hubby diagnosed SCC left tonsil Stage 3 with 3 lymph node involvement. Started treatment 5/30/12 and finished 7/19/12. Started using stomach tube exclusively by mid June. Lost about 40 pounds. He has been struggling with eating, taste was nonexistent or bad. Lack of saliva added its own problems. Nothing none of you that have been through this TX don't already know about.
So for those of you just starting or just ending your treatment, know that chances are, just like my husband, one day the taste bud and saliva switch will get flipped back on. It seemed to just happen overnight after months and months of no appetite, no taste buds, no saliva.
I can't wipe the cheesy grin off my face.
Keep fighting the good fight!