What a difference

jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member

What a difference a week makes. I woke up this morning feeling on top of the world and full of energy. I think this is because I doubled my water intake a week ago as the doc thought my low blood pressure was dehydration. I feel more confident about going out and about, I feel as if a weight has been lifted. I,m hoping this feeling lasts and I,m on the road to recovery. my taste buds are back and I have a 'sort' of saliva. A pity I can't swallow yet but maybe soon after some throat tests, my appetite must be back as I crave real food after 3 months of ensure and water. 


  • KTeacher
    KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103
    So glad

    So glad to hear this news.  Slow and steady wins the race!  Hopefully they will be able to find out about the swallowing soon.  Don't push yourself at this point, listen to your body.  Rest and drink water (or get water into yourself).

  • catfish_58
    catfish_58 Member Posts: 138 Member
    wanting real food

    I know the feeling your having with the urge to want real food,I remeber that when i finally was through with treatments i think it was around 2 to 3 weeks later watching those commercials on TV,started watching a lot of man VS food shows and quit watching the game show network.Just to smell food and saying wish I could eat that right now.

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    JF, so glad you've turned the

    JF, so glad you've turned the corner and are finally starting to feel good.  I hope it continues that way and that you will be swallowing soon too so you can eat.  hang in there, it is getting better.   :0)

    God bless you,


  • j4mie
    j4mie Member Posts: 218
    Good to hear!

    It definitely sounds as if you are turning the corner! Keep on hydrating!!! 


  • dunedintech
    dunedintech Member Posts: 90
    Great News

    JF - great to hear. Small steps but you are now tending on the up! The swallow will return in time and then the fun begins with working out what tastes good again.


  • josh r.
    josh r. Member Posts: 264 Member
    and next week?

    What wonderful progress. Just enjoy week after weeks new gifts. All the best, josh r.

  • patricke
    patricke Member Posts: 570

    Hey Jackflash22, congratulations, it's good to hear that you are feeling energetic, and that your confidence about getting out is on the rise, along with the reactivation of your taste buds.  It does sound like you are most assuridly on the road of recovery; enjoy it and keep it movin forward.


  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
    Feeling Jackflash good!


    Happy to hear you are having better days.  Those side effect slumps can be tough, but you are making it.

    Drinking lots of water was the first thing I learned from H&N central.  For me, the best advice I tried with success.

    Keep moving forward,


  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member

    That will get you and hit you hard...

    I got slightly dehydrated once between the 1st and 2nd round of Chemo...

    I didn't feel good and only wanted to sleeep, no water... The more i slept, the worse I felt, the more I slept, the worse I got...

    My nurses, smacked me down, ran fluid into me..., man how great you can feel and so quickly...

    Onward, Upward... you'll get there... It's a very slow process...


  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
    Finally!! You have

    turned the corner!  You got to do it all at once, which makes it more fun to appreciate it.....this "long road" and the "gradual" stuff makes it harder to get a charge out of recovery.  I always thought what a rush it would be to get all my taste or all my saliva back over night.... :)...it would give a person a chance to revel in recovery.


  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,773 Member
    Glad to hear

    Hi Jackie,

    Glad you are feeling better. Just want to use your update to bang the same old drum. Only three to do to get well:


    Truly, that is all there is to it. Of course, easier than done. "-)


  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Glad your feeling better

    Glad to hear your feeling better and have more enegery. What a big accomplishment.