Feb 08, 2013 - 8:24 pm
I am 8 weeks out from my last radiation and chemo. I had (hope operative word is had) neck cancer, unknown primary, one lymph node involved. Had a neck disection, 7 weeks radiation and chemo. I think I have some taste back, but it is so hard to tell if I am really tasting a few things or just a sensation in my mouth. I can eat solid food, although its a stuggle most of the time. Any spice just tastes hot and burns.
I am so thankful that the docs think they "got" the cancer that I know I should not worry about taste, but taste is very important to my and my quallity of life.
I did check out some of the dicsussions on taste and seems quite variable. I tried to find some statistics on taste returning but no luck.
I had a PEG tube removed about a week ago, had not used it sinde two weeks out from radiatiion Did not lose too much wieght.
New to this discussion board and find it is so helpful.