May 28, 2013 - 10:05 am
I just finished my last rad treatment on 4/29/2013 along with my 3 chemo (cisplatin) treatments as well. BOT HPV related cancer was diagnoses. My question is when to expect taste buds to come back as I cannot taste sweets, some sour foods but most foods taste like paste and bland. Sore throat is mostly gone away but now feels like something stuck in my throat. Little to no saliva at all and spit sometimes is like a very thick mucous that I cant even get out....I love the sights of foods but when I try them I get disappointed quickly since no taste or trouble getting down as they feel like they get stuck and wash it down with water. Can I expect this to continue for years? I want to travel in the fall but not if I cant eat since I want to do a cruise but afraid that this is permanent and will not want to eat ever again. Any comments or suggestions?