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    Radiation (External radiation ): Tomorrow is my last radiation treatment! There was a change in the number of treatments from 10 to 15 low doses, which seems to have worked out for the better. I've lost little over 20 lbs, have a real tough time swallowing anything, tired a lot also. But the good thing is the the tumor on my neck is almost gone so having to put up all that plus the thick phlegm in my mouth is worth it. Monday I have a CT scan of my neck and chest area to see what the radiation has done for all of those tumors. Tuesday I see my chemo Dr and start back on chemo but with a couple of new drugs.

    Put off the operation for my voice so the epoxy they planned on using wouldn't change the plan of the radiation and where it hit.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Today I'm about half way thou my radiation treatments. I've done 7 out of the 15. Side effects have started fatigue, sore throat, loss of taste and appetite, dry mouth along with the thick secretions (mucus). Along with all that I broke a cap on one tooth this weekend, eating ice cream of all things.

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      Hope you continue to do OK through the rest. Those stupid side effects are worse than the treatments. I had fatigue through mine too.

      over 2 years ago
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    Symptom Management: All tests are done and the cancer has gotten bigger. My voice is gone seems the tumor in my right side lung has gotten bigger and pressing on the nerve to my left vocal cord paralyzing it. Good thing is I can have surgery to fit that. Which is scheduled for the end of the month.

    We are putting off chemo for 2 weeks so I can get radiation treatments. 10 low doses over 2 weeks to shrink the tumors, one on my neck and several in my right lung.

    After that we will be going to a different cocktail of chemo drugs one targeted towards the "wild type" of colon cancer. If it works I have a skin rash and pimples to look forward to.

    One thing I hate hearing is we are doing this to give you "quality of life" makes it sound like we've given up your going to die from this but we'll make your days as pain free as we can. I don't like that since I hope to be around for sometime. Of course that is always in God's hands. I'm still walking around somewhat pain free on the outside you'd never know I have cancer. Well next week I step into the nuclear age starting a new adventure in the fight against cancer.

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      Hi Exidor

      Glad to here you are staying positive. It does help.
      I to don't like it when they say quality of life. When they say that I tell them we will beat this and win!
      Have they talk about use radiation treatments for your lung issues??
      Stay strong, Hang in there.
      And smile

      over 2 years ago