Apr 05, 2013 - 5:38 pm
I've been reading this board since the end of January, when my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 laryngeal cancer, spread to 2 lymph nodes. He doesn't do much on the internet, so I'm our designated forum user. This forum has been invaluable to us, some of the best information we have gotten. Thank you all so much, and please keep up the great work.
Treatment plan is 35 rads and 3 chemos, with 11 rads and 1 chemo left. No feeding tube yet, but he is thinking about getting one. He drinks Boost, smoothies, etc. and until today has been eating oatmeal, eggs, soup. Dinner is normally whatever I have turned into baby food in the food processor. He is almost gagging now on food, says it tastes horrible. He has lost only a little weight, which is good. Here's our question. If you made it without a feeding tube, did you live on liquids only, for how long, and what did you drink? Are you happy with your decision? If you have a feeding tube, what went into that decision? Are you Ok having one? Hubby has been doing pretty well, except for the mucus thing that everyone seems to have. We meet with the doc Monday so have the weekend to make a decision. Thanks.