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  • KyGal_KY has replied to a post on the message board

    Oh boy, the dreaded face mask!!  I couldn't even make it through the fitting - I was given a shot of Ativan -- didn't even touch my panic so they gave me another which finally bought me down to where they could fit me.  Right then they gave me a script for Ativan and said to take it an hr or so before I came in for my radiation.  After 6-7 treatments I was able to survive without the Ativan.  Hope...

    February 17 at 7:37 PM view post
    • KyGal_KY has replied to a post on the message board

      My dr gave me the patches they use for seasickness -- they help dry you up!

      February 17 at 7:24 PM view post
      • KyGal_KY has replied to a post on the message board

        When my pet scan came back showing something on the opposite side of my tongue from where the cancer was I ended up having a second biospy done -- it was yeast causing the false positive!!

        February 17 at 7:22 PM view post
        • KyGal_KY has replied to a post on the message board

          If its OK with your dr find a person that does Medical Massages -- they may or may not be covered by insurance.  I go 2x a month to a guy that my speech therapist recommended.  And I still see my speech therapist every 2-3 months and she does an intense massage on my neck.  Insurance covers her.

          February 17 at 7:10 PM view post
          • KyGal_KY has replied to a post on the message board

            There are many different ways to treat Base of the Tongue cancer.  Some have surgery and radiation or chemo, others have surgery only, while others have radiation and chemo. You are OK with a regular ENT doing the biopsy but then you need to move on to a cancer treatment center at your local or regional or teaching hospital where the "team" will decide your best options if you are able to.  DO NOT all...

            February 17 at 7:02 PM view post
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