• I am going to have to have another throat surgery after a recurrence.

    Asked by NeckCancer on Monday, August 3, 2020

    I am going to have to have another throat surgery after a recurrence.

    My doctor says that after this one, I will have to be on a feeding tube for a few months while my throat heals. Have any of you been on feeding tube formula for that long or longer? I'm kinda nervous about keeping weight up, nutrition, etc.

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I was on a feeding tube earlier this year for 2 months, it wasn't much of an issue. Pretty easy to do Now I've just had to go back on the tube, it's only been a week or so but I have no idea how long this will last. It could be just until some swelling goes down in my throat, or it could be permanent. I've talked to lots of people that have been feeding for years.

      about 1 month ago
    • Bug's Avatar

      I'm so sorry to hear this, NeckCancer. When is your surgery?

      about 1 month ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      I am so sorry to read this, @NeckCancer. I've been fortunate enough up until now to not have to deal with a feeding tube. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

      about 1 month ago
    • Carool's Avatar

      NeckCancer, I’m so sorry. I wish you all the best with your surgery and feeding tube.

      about 1 month ago

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