May 16, 2013 - 11:13 pm
Ok, in the last four days life has changed for me. I went to see my Med Onc last Tuesday complaining of a real sore throat and food getting stuck every time on the right side of my throat. Both he and my ENT are sure it is just swelling but it was tough for me to buy into and I just couldn't eat. I'm on 6 insures a day and trying to get some more calories down without getting stuck and choaking. He also told me that I might see improvement if I got a humidifier for my bedroom as I know I suck air all night. So I get the humidifier and the next morning I don't hurt quite so bad. Few days later, food is going down a bit smoother. Here's the kicker folks. Tonight, on my 15th wedding anniversary, I had musels in a red sauce, a piece of bread (yes BREAD) liberally doused in sauce and for the main course, Lamb Chops on a bed of mushroom risotto. I didn't eat all that much, maybe 3/4 of one chop and about a cup of the risotto, but it is the closest to real food I've eaten in almost 9 months. I actually had to get up and go to the mens room to get my emotions under control. So, I have no idea if it's the "switch" on the humidifier or my throat just threw it's own "switch", but folks, I ate a meal tonight and I can't tell you what that means to me.
You guys that are struggling getting thorough treatment, I promise that there's a light at the end.
Here's to felling good and a great life for all of us.