First rad appoint next Tuesday

In late May I was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer below my left eat behind jaw bone. I've had 2 surgeries one for tumor removal the second to repair tissue damage. My shoulder and chest still hurt from the tissue grafts.

I have an ear wick in my left ear to prevent the ear canal from closing up. Pain is an everyday thing now. 

I'm kind of nervous about radiation treatment.

Thankful for being alive!

Comments

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,698 Member
    edited October 2016 #2
    rads for everyone or just you

    dvr99174,

    I never liked rads, but came to find it interesting,  For me, I needed 1 Lorazepam to help and help it did.  They do not last long, but you should bring some music (it was oldies for me).  After a few, you will get the hang of things and make up   your own little radiation ritual, at least I did.

    Good luck,

    Matt

  • dvr99174
    dvr99174 Member Posts: 19
    CivilMatt said:

    rads for everyone or just you

    dvr99174,

    I never liked rads, but came to find it interesting,  For me, I needed 1 Lorazepam to help and help it did.  They do not last long, but you should bring some music (it was oldies for me).  After a few, you will get the hang of things and make up   your own little radiation ritual, at least I did.

    Good luck,

    Matt

    Rads

    thanks I'll bring something. Don't like the mask.

    Arthur