Sep 02, 2013 - 11:29 am
I had squamous cell cancer and had my voice box removed, I have a laryngectomy, that will be permanent. It is certainly not easy getting use to having a hole in my neck. But I figure I will learn the ins and outs and learn to live with it.
The Doctor (Surgeon) says he is sure he got all the cancer cells with the surgery but recommends Radiation, which would be 7 weeks every day (as most of you are aware), This needs to be started right away, in fact I am running behind on getting it going since my surgery was over a month ago.
My question that I hope some of you can answer is... why bother?
I am actually completely alone... I really do not have anyone to fight this for except a couple of pets and online friends that I have never met or do I think I ever will meet. The Dr thinks he got it all, isn't that good enough?
I just don't know why I should go through the 7 weeks of Radiation and being sick.
What should I expect if I do the Radiation? How sick will I get? Is there anyone that would be able to assist me in recovery?
Thank you in advance for your reply and considerations.