so end of week 4 into my 6 week treatment plan and progressing along.
On morphine/paracetamol to help manage pain and am still drinking at 3/4 litres water a day which I find helps.
Difflam mouthwash helps and find refreshes mouth as does caphosol mouth wash i was given in addition.
At the moment mostly all under control but am struggling a little with eating. Don't have much appetitte but have to force myself to eat as a function rather than enjoy. Taste buds all to pot at back of tongue and most things tates metallic. Am on drink supplements which I can manage to keep caloroies and weight up and I can manage chicken soup/ambrosia rice not to bad.
Lots mucas during night and up every couple of hours to clear and to go to loo, but also have a drink before falling back to sleep. I do think drinking as much as possible helps and have been encouraged to drink as much as possible by nurses/radiotherapy staff
Nice tip from Hazel on here to get soft CURAPROX toothbrushes from Amazon and more gentle to clean teeth with so thanks again to Hazel.
2 humidifiers I bough I use day and night and put eucalyptus oil in and feel helps as well.
Still have a small nap in afternoon as tired and takes edge off but also still managing to work away at home and keeps brain active.
Side effects pretty much what I was told to expect at this stage and staying positive and monday sees me goinf into my 5th week and 10 treatments to go. Will deal with anything additional as it comes along and seeing dietician and speech therpapist Monday after my treatment for a catchup.
Have a fabulous team at my hospital in Dundee and cannot praise them enough for care/support and advice. The whole support infrastructre has been magnificent and inspires confidence when I have them behind me.
Will post again end next week but happy to help anyone I can with any questions or tips on what i have being doing. Little tips can sometimes help a lot, like the toothbruch may seem minor, but that little tip from Hazel is a blessing for me as now no real discomfort with teeth cleaning.
I wish you all well.