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Inflammation after chemo and radiation

 I had 38 rounds of Radiation and 3 rounds of Chemo March 2010 through August. This is now August 2013 and I am still in remission. I have one main problem. Inflammation in my neck creates pain, difficulty in eating and speaking. To combat this I take Oxycodone. It’s a hassle taking the meds and they have side effects. Nothing I have tried has worked to fix the inflammation. Inflammation causes the symptoms above to the point that I cannot function. 

My doctors say there is nothing that can be done and I will have to take the meds for the rest of my life. This limits the places I can go and leaves me with other side effects. 

Does anyone know of a way to fix the damage in my neck created by the radiation? I had 38 rounds of Radiation and 3 rounds of Chemo March 2010 through August. This is now August 2013 and I am still in remission. I have one main problem. Inflammation in my neck creates pain, difficulty in eating and speaking. To combat this I take Oxycodone. It’s a hassle taking the meds and they have side effects. Nothing I have tried has worked to fix the inflammation. Inflammation causes the symptoms above to the point that I cannot function. 

My doctors say there is nothing that can be done and I will have to take the meds for the rest of my life. This limits the places I can go and leaves me with other side effects. 

Does anyone know of a way to fix the damage in my neck created by the radiation? Is there a surgery or other way to combat these issues? I have been through therapy on my neck and this is a fix, but only for an hour or so. I need something that may fix the problem long term.

Thank you

Tom Martin

tmartinathome@gmail.com

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