Mar 03, 2013 - 7:31 pm
Well, it's been since nov 30th that i've finished rads (30). I have some taste back (maybe 50-60%) and some saliva (maybe 25%). But i wake up every morning with this build up of "flem or mucous" i guess it is, at the back of my throat that is extremely difficult to clear. My voicebox is affected by it, i sound like Darth Vader with out the air suction sound and can sing "swing LOW, sweet chariot...". By the end of the day my throat is a little better but then starts all over again the next day.
Anyone else experience this symptom? It seems that only carbonated beverages (sugar free) help a little to clear some of it. I also have some aspiration when eating or drinking. It's minor but could it get worse? I did not use the peg tube during treatment and i continue to use my swallow muscles as much as possible, drinking water or other beverage every 10-15 minutes through out the day.
Any advice or thoughts?