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Cdn_Army Member Posts: 4
edited March 2014 in Head and Neck Cancer #1
Hello all! I've been an "outsider" reading your posts since I was diagnosed with Stage IV tongue cancer. I've had my surgery and going into my last week of radiation and chemo. I finally decided to join to thank you all for your posts. I felt I wasn't alone and decided to join because there might be other "outsiders" like me that just read and felt comforted.
My problem is I had radical neck dissection on the left side and lymph nodes removed and things got complicated so they had to go back in twice after. Because of that I have massive scar tissue build up and it seems to have weakened the left side of my throat so when I went for my "swallow" test I failed because my muscles weren't strong enough to swallow. Thank goodness I already had a PEG tube put in before my operation. So thank any and all that post about tube feeding recipes. I try my best to try them all and if I should find any I will post them for all to share. Thanks for the community this website offers.


  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    Hi Army
    Welcome here to CSN, sounds like you have been having a hard time just hang in there things do get better as time goes on.
  • fisrpotpe
    fisrpotpe Member Posts: 1,349 Member
    Welcome to a wonderful place to get information and support.

    Since your post you should be complete with your radiation and chemo. Hardest week is over, you may think after the next couple that your first recovery weeks were worse but they are not. very slow recovery for the first couple weeks and then you will finally start seeing some progress, although never fast enough for any of us who go thru it.

    I will say for certainty that it will get better.

    Congrats on making it to this point, now it is only up him from here.