Sep 01, 2013 - 12:45 am
I am terminal and already outlived Dr. giving me July-Aug to die. I'm still on my feet, but not every day. I had 3 really bad weeks and then 2 very good weeks. Always weak and tired, but exercise legs every day on my adult tricycle.
Please pass this on> My Dr. gave me what is called Magic Mouthwash and it has made all the difference in eating and swallowing. It numbs your throat.The pharmacy mixes what your Dr. prescribes but make sure it has lidocaine in it. Mine is NYSTAT/Diphen/maalox/lidocaine. My best friend got it for her esohageal cancer. We are both eating and they took her feeding tube out as she can eat now. Also we make use of many different types of sauces and syrups so we don't get tired of the same foods. I love coconut so I bought Pina Colada Mix (no alcohol in it) and use it for waffles, pudding, ice cream topping, and on my oatmeal as well as French Toast. Meat can be tricky especially hamburger as it gets caught up amongst all the tumors in my throat (9 of them). I also have 5 tumors in thyroid, in lymph nodes, and in lungs. I'm not afraid of dying at all. I'm using pain patches and they are taking care of the pain and allowing me to live pretty normal. No side effects at all....just from the cancer itself...like being weak and tired. Hope this helps someone.