Nov 17, 2013 - 6:48 pm
Tomorrow I enter my third week of treatment. I am doing ok so far. I am feeling the throat swelling and drying out now (along with the beginnings of that weird kind of hurt). My problem has been losing weight because they haven't really gotten on top of the nausea (it's getting better though). Apparently, I'm pretty sensitive to the cisplatin, even though it's low dose. My doctor was actually surprised that I was even affected by the chemo. He said that because I was so young and healthy, they didn't even think I would notice. Maybe they say that everyone lol.
So far, my two nodes have shrunk about 30%, possibly a little more. I guess at this rate they are on track to disappear by the end of treatment. I think my biggest hurdle is being under the mask. They gave me Xanax, but it doesn't really seem to do anything. How did you guys deal with the feeling of being waterboarded? What methods did you use to clean out your mouths before going into the machine? Any tips are appreciated.