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phillyboy
phillyboy Member Posts: 23 Member

Posted the other day that I felt some saliva was coming. Well it is happening slowly , post radiation 20 months.I hung in there as many of you advised. Thank you for the inspiration. As long as you are alive there is a chance even if it takes longer than most survivors. I am also getting very small taste and hope more is coming. Feel optimistic like I haven't felt in a long while. Working on constipation and hope new medication called Linzess will be effective.

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  • wbcgaruss
    wbcgaruss Member Posts: 2,305 Member
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    Each Case and Recovery

    is different. Yours was a little belated but hopefully, you have finally turned the corner.

  • ERomanO
    ERomanO Member Posts: 319 Member
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    Good for you!

    Of all the things we take for granted in our normal lives, saliva has got to be very close to the top.  Proper bowel function may be at the top.

    I'm not sure about 20 months post being "longer than most survivors".  I know I fooled myself into thinking that I would be right back to to my pre-treatment condition in 6 months, but I found out that my docs were right about it taking quite a while - 18-24 months, even longer.  I've come to accept that fact and now I feel better because of it.  If I feel a little bit better next month than I do this month, then that's a step in the right direction and something to feel good about.

     

    EDIT:  By the way, your topic title sure didn't read like it was going to be a positive story, but I'm glad it was! Smile

  • accordiongirl
    accordiongirl Member Posts: 63
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    ERomanO said:

    Good for you!

    Of all the things we take for granted in our normal lives, saliva has got to be very close to the top.  Proper bowel function may be at the top.

    I'm not sure about 20 months post being "longer than most survivors".  I know I fooled myself into thinking that I would be right back to to my pre-treatment condition in 6 months, but I found out that my docs were right about it taking quite a while - 18-24 months, even longer.  I've come to accept that fact and now I feel better because of it.  If I feel a little bit better next month than I do this month, then that's a step in the right direction and something to feel good about.

     

    EDIT:  By the way, your topic title sure didn't read like it was going to be a positive story, but I'm glad it was! Smile

    i agree!

    My heart stopped when i read the title........sure was relieved to find out i misunderstood the meaning.  Let's hear it for positive steps, no matter how small.  Keep fighting, all of you ~ you're braver than anyone i know and i admire each and every one of you.

    ~ accordiongirl

  • Dean54
    Dean54 Member Posts: 160 Member
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    Some of my saliva returned right away

    But the taste is a different matter. It got a better for a little while then, *poof*, gone to never come back. I so hate supper time....