new here/tounge cancer

squiggyrn Member Posts: 10

Hi my name is mike I was diagnous with tounnge cance 5-16-12 I have gone thru my treatments and have had 2 neg pet scans. But evere day I live with the after effects of the cancer, have had oral infections from yeast one after another, still have edama in my neck , and trouple swollowing at times. I know that these effects are short term, but food just does not sound good to me most of the time. I also returned to work and found out that I was having a hard time doing the 12 hours that is required of my job, and was offered another that requires me to go back to school for my bsn. I feel like a scared little boy at times i have support from all over yet I don't want the changes that are happening I want to go back to what it was before the cancer. I have lost about 60# most of it was muscle and find that I can't even do some of the things I use to. I try to explain to people but I just don't think they get it. Latley I feel like I just want to crawl in a hole and hide. I just wonder if anybody else out there feels the same. Thanks for letting me dump.


  • natmcg
    natmcg Member Posts: 134 Member
    head and neck
    Hi Mike, sorry your going through such a rough patch. Cancer of any sort is unpleasant. I think you will find some very understanding and helpfull people if you post you story on the head and neck section. There are many there that have had tongue cancer.
    Best wished