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  • pourmwa has replied to a post on the message board

    My husband is four months from treatment, and his voice was very hoarse, but this does come back.  Everything eventually comes back, but the taste buds are the last.  What we learned from this experience was get that feeding tube out as soon as you can after treatment is over, and start eating.  The sooner the better.  Food won't have any taste, but it eventually comes back.  The other day I ...

    April 15, 2016 view post
    • pourmwa has replied to a post on the message board

      Thank you Dana.  They did say putting it back in is easier. But it does seem like giving up.   He does sleep a lot.  I work out of a home office so I'm home with him, but this journey hasn't been easy.  Our doctor told us this was a brutal treatment, but is the most curable of all cancers, so I think that is reason enough to put up with this.  For those that had to stop treatment for a week, ...

      March 23, 2016 view post
      • pourmwa has replied to a post on the message board

        Hello.  My husband is 4 months out of radiation and chemo.  In order to get down his pills, he takes them with some applesauce. That works pretty well for him. He is undergoing hoarseness and trouble swallowing. The doctor wanted his tube removed because he said you have to start eating in order for things to get back to normal.  He has lost a lot of weight since the tube has been removed.  And he...

        March 23, 2016 view post
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          My husband is just starting radiation for throat cancer and I would like to know what is best for feeding and drinking as he progressess. He does have a feeding tube in now. 

          September 21, 2015 view discussion
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