Apr 10, 2013 - 8:36 pm
Here I am, 21 months out since my last treatment. Things have gone well for me, my taste has returned although I still don't care for ice cream or oreo cookies - a small price to pay. My saliva has returned to nearly normal, swallowing doesn't hurt at all and hasn't for quite some time. My beard started growing back and I have to shave again every other day. My hands shook for quite some time but that also resolved itself as the tremors slowly decreased to nearly nothing now.
Life has resumed to almost normal for me, I've resumed sailing, geocaching and wood turning, there are days when I'm not hungry at all and days when I can't get enough to eat but my weight is good. So good that the docs had been telling me "Gain weight Ed, gain weight" - this past December the docs told me "OK stop you've gained enough" ;-)
My purpose here is not to brag but to let those entering or going thru this that life will return to normal. We went sailing in the British virgin Islands last November, picked November becasue the docs told me to be careful of the sun for quite a while after radiation treatments and 15 months out (November) seemed like a safe enough time