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    Celebration (Remission): It has been three years since treatment and all is well!! Hooray! My friend had neck dissection, teeth removed, radiation and chemo. Today he is healthy! He is suffering from chronic pain in his neck and dry mouth. But we are so happy that there is no sign of cancer!

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      Congratulations on this milestone! Wishing him the best in the years to come.

      about 1 year ago
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    Sending you prayers and good wishes! My friend is three years out and doing well after neck dissection, radiation and chemo.
    He also had a bad time with hiccups and finally was able to get rid of them by laying on his stomach and raising his head as far back as possible and swallowing. It worked well! Hope this helps.
    Also he used Aquafor on his neck which really helped the skin.

    Glad you found this site! Wishing you the best!

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      The tumor began under the tonsil but then wrapped around his carotid artery which could not be removed so radiation and chemo are his treatments. Thank you for your suggestion on helping with hiccups. I will certainly see if we can work this out. It may be possible if we can work around his stomach feeding tube. It is pretty much in the middle of his stomach. At this point, he will be willing to try. The lady in radiation has given us some samples of Aquafor to begin using and I am glad to know it helped with the skin. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes.

      about 1 year ago
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      After neck dissection and radiation therapy I developed radiation fibrosis - incredible stiffness of the neck and accompanying pain complicated by the buildup of scar tissue. Nothing seemed to help - drugs, therapy, acupuncture were all of little benefit. I then found an osteopath whom I've been seeing bi-weekly for the last three years and she has changed my life. I've gone from not being able to stand up straight or turn my head without severe pain to being almost normal.

      about 1 year ago
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      I know someone that had a neck dissection and his pain was the worst for a month or so after the surgery. He told me his Doctor said the pain would subside after the nerves grew back to where they were before surgery. That's for a sharp shooting pain he was having. 3 years seems like a long time though. I am lucky to have a great facility that is willing to try different things to kill any pain I have had. But mine hasn't been as bad as your friend's seems to be. I wish him healing and no pain.

      about 1 year ago
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