Feb 12, 2013 - 6:19 pm
My husband has HPV Origin Throat Cancer stage4 and he is only 36 year old. This came suddenly so fast in our life unexpected!! and we started his treatment last week. His protocol is 36 radiations and 3 chemo treatment. He has surgery for port and g-tube before we started this therapy. He is also starting acupuncture once a week from this coming Saturday. We are doing all we can I am searching all on Google about this and also change his diet little bit. First week went so fast because he did not had any side effect (24 hours water fasting for Chemo worked really well for him) and this 2nd week of his radiation therapy he started to feel dry mouth and lost his losing taste bud (it’s even pain full to think about). I would like to know what we can do to prevent more harm to his mouth??
He still at work and he want to work as much as he can and I don’t see any harm in there but I would like to get some feedback from all of you.
Please give us any suggestions you may have for anything.
First thank you so much for all the information and support you all provided....second I don’t know how to add new comment to each of you so I will try to give more information here.
Water fasting is ongoing research at Mayo clinic and I found many people have successes with this. "Water fasting" prevent chemotherapy side effects may be not all but some and if you Googel it you will find lots of articles on it. My husband did fasting 24 hours before chemo therapy and 12 hours after (can’t do more) but I think it worked he felt fine and did not had any vomiting or tiredness and he also had hydration therapy for next there day after that.
My husband work as warehouse manager but it’s not hard work and unfortunately can’t work from home.
Yesterday he can’t eat during dinner so I had to make some milkshake for him. It’s getting harder and harder each day to eat for him.