May 15, 2013 - 8:54 am
Just joined the board yesterday. Guess I posted yesterday in the wrong place who knows. I was diagnosed with Squamos cell carcinoma HPV-16 Tonsil and neck, on Feb 8, 2013. I've had three surgeries and have five radiation treatments left. Couldn't do Chemo because of a solitary kidney. They took 25 nodes and 1 salivary gland. I am still eating solid food and able to exercise lightly for 45 mins. Considering that I don't have a right to complain. The pain is unreal though. cancer really does suck. For those who have been dealing with this for a while, how long do the feelings of dread go on. I wake up in the middle of the night wondering what is wrong. Then I remember I am dealing with cancer. Also, when do the emotional highs and lows start to fade ? Does radiation affect your eyes? I still remain positive but this really does suck.