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    Radiation (Internal radiation): These treatments literally whipe’s you out. Astronomically increasing staff infection rates. I felt like I should have been a bubble. Not fun at all.

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    Other Care (Quarterly blood tests.): Current stage zero. Only being monitored by frequent blood tests.

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    Whats on my mind is that can I deal with not being able to taste again...

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      Chris- My oncologist suggested I take a zinc sulfate (OTC) capsule once a day. He said some of his patients experienced faster taste recovery with that. After a few months my taste started to rebound, and even though I still have virtually no saliva, my taste is almost normal. Good luck.

      almost 8 years ago
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    Decision Point

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      Well, after a year and of intermittent nose bleeds and after all Dr’s COMPLETELY dismissing my concerns; my nose started to bleed one night for more than 30 minutes. I drove to the ER only to have the Dr insist that pinching my nose, it will stop bleeding. What he wouldn’t (not couldn’t) understand is that pinching my nose forces the blood down my throat. Finally I passed out and while I was out, Dr inserted two nostril balloons and blew them up. I felt them all the way to my forehead. About 7 days later, they were removed. About 1 month after my nostrils grew polyps. Upon removal, Dr finds cancer. And by now, it was extensive.

      about 2 years ago
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    Loss (Body part/function): Absolutely no sense of taste at all. Eating makes me sick.

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    Celebration (Birthday): I celebrated my birthday this year because I am alive and somewhat; still healthy. I guess you can say that this year, I celebrated for my life.