Jan 27, 2013 - 4:55 am
We are going on 9 weeks post and doing well. Liquids, soft foods and still doing the Ensure, Boost, and 2.0 for calorie consumption. Kreg's visit with ENT on Jan 3 was a hand and scope check and the tumor of the tongue and lymnodes were not felt. First PET scan after tx will be end of Feb.
This Thursday he will have his PEG tube removed. He is quite anxious about finally having it removed as it hasn't been used in almost 3 weeks now and it's pretty itchy and bothersome to be there. Could any of you that are familiar with the PEG tell us what it's like to have it removed, any pain during or after, do they stitch it up, how long to heal etc?
It's been a long road from dx through tx and the recovery is coming along nicely. First 2-3 weeks after tx were rough, but we are seeing some nice improvements. They aren't happening as fast as he would like, but they are still coming along well.
Still staying positive and rolling with the punches. Thanks for your help!
DX: Stage III/IV SCC BOT, 2 lymph nodes (same side), HPV16+
TX: 7 wks Rads & Chemo: Carboplatin & Paclitaxel