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Radiotherapy for Throat Cancer

10 Sep 2019 20:32 in response to RadioactiveRaz

Hi Hazel

thanks and your reply made me think. He said because over a year ago since diagnosis so 3 mth checks but I didnt stop treatment until November so I recon its 10 months and he has put me on 3 mth checks now.

Strage how there does not seem to be some kind of uified thinking.

Not complaining as its a good sign I guess but still some comfort that we get ongoing checks no matter how good we feel.

and yup..

Onwards & Upwards

ian x

Radiotherapy for Throat Cancer

10 Sep 2019 20:49 in response to Anchor1707

Hi Ian plus let’s face it if we thought something wasn’t right we would both be on the phone to our respective consultants !!!! Think by now we know our own throats inside out acupuncturist tomorrow will let you know x

h d

Radiotherapy for Throat Cancer

10 Sep 2019 21:06 in response to Anchor1707

Ian that’s excellent news! So pleased for you and has yet again boosted my confidence in my treatment ahead! 

Radiotherapy for Throat Cancer

10 Sep 2019 21:11 in response to Kelzp83

Good Kelly and hope it has....

stay as postive as you can and we are all here for you..so many good news stories now after treatment so just keep remembering light at end of tunnel is waiting for you.

Ian

 

Radiotherapy for Throat Cancer

10 Sep 2019 21:54 in response to Anchor1707

Yayy Ian! Fab news- 1 year on..well nearly so another positive milestone- made my day Happy

Radiotherapy for Throat Cancer

11 Sep 2019 11:48 in response to Anchor1707

Great stuff Ian.

Totally different each consultant and each case too i guess. Im 6 months out from last radiotherapy, had 2 consultations there, and one with camera ( but there was never a tumour to see so guess that is why), due more in December

.I have read on other threads and sites the fact that is is variable with ort TNM statuses guiding it. Keep it up pal.

Radiotherapy for Throat Cancer

20 Sep 2019 21:15 in response to RadioactiveRaz

Hi Hazel-Hope alls well with you...

Just to let you know our holiday was great! No problems at all, flight was good-tips on water was handy-so thanks for that! Joe could eat & drink pretty much normally- the hangover after the shandys & ouzos wasn't great-but we never have been drinkers so no surprize there-we never learn! Good night though from what I can remember & good to let our hair down after this year....

Oh & snorkelling left Joe feeling a bit dry-which isn't surprizing breathing through a small tube with salt water & sun- we never even thought of that! But no hardship there-he left me to snorkel while he lay in a hammock reading! So all in all a good holiday- Oh & guess what-we got chatting to another couple & the guy also had this cancer- 3 years ago-he's doing ok too so always nice to hear-so as you all say-light at the end of the tunnel Happy x

Radiotherapy for Throat Cancer

20 Sep 2019 21:27 in response to Other half

Hi brill news that the holiday worked out well. We sailed to Spain on Tuesday so sat in balcony nibbling crisps which I deffo couldn’t  do a year ago ok takes me 45 mins to get through a 30 gram pack but hey it’s worth it. 

Alcohol braver than me haven’t had a drink since April last year like yiu nit a big drinker but don’t think I could manage even a shandy warr is still my drink but one day who knows. Glad hubby eating well it’s always good for other who may pick uo the thread further down the  the line to hear of our success .Christmas dinner the next big hurdle for you copious amounts of food I still can’t easily do a 3 course .

keep in touch love to hear the updates 

 

Hazel x

Radiotherapy for Throat Cancer

21 Sep 2019 08:15 in response to RadioactiveRaz

Hi everyone hope you are all doing well Iv just popped in to see whats going on, its looking quiter which is a good sign I hope. Its a year since I had my first symptoms which was a small amount of blood appeared in my mouth. A year on, 8 months post treatment and happy to say Im almost back to square one.

Im eating normally, have the odd curry providing its not too hot which is due the almost back to normal saliva apart from being dry at the back of my throat mainly first thing in the morning, my muscle mass has come back a little more although someone who Iv not seen in a while said my face was thinner which is true, I think this whole experience has aged me a bit but in the grand scheme of things its a small price to pay. 

Next check up Oct 10th.

Dave

Radiotherapy for Throat Cancer

21 Sep 2019 18:55 in response to Oscar2020

HinDave brill news as Ian says onward and upward , sure you haven’t aged coz  we aren’t playing well lol and just blaming the cancer !!

Hazel x

Radiotherapy for Throat Cancer

21 Sep 2019 19:39 in response to RadioactiveRaz

Cheers Hazel good point its more likely United are making me look old Laugh

Radiotherapy for Throat Cancer

21 Sep 2019 19:57 in response to Oscar2020

Hi Dave-Good to hear you're pretty much back to normal. Also good to hear about the saliva being ok-Joe still has to carry water with him everywhere (& tissues) but encouraging to hear yours is pretty normal- & about muscle mass too-Joes got a free gym pass from Macmillan nurses to help with that-still early days but still alot skinnier than before all this-so hopefully with time that will improve. xx

 

Radiotherapy for Throat Cancer

21 Sep 2019 23:16 in response to Oscar2020

Great to hear you sre doing so well Dave and pretty much back to normal.

Think few good news stories for quite a few here now and mostly all back to fairly normal again.

I think it's a good sign the thread now quieter but belive it helped quite a few along the way and others will have started their own threads by now.
I've been feeling fab for some time now and best Ive felt in years. Eating healthily and plenty exercise n relax at health club and doiing /feeling better than I was pre disgnosis.
Still drink lots of water but very small price to pay.

Onwards & Upwards to all

Ian

 

Radiotherapy for Throat Cancer

23 Sep 2019 12:04 in response to Anchor1707

It's lovely to see so much good news.... I have some too! 
My lump has turned out to be scarring from a botched tonsillectomy that's being irritated by acid and Mick's latest MRI is all clear.  He's still dealing with a very dry mouth but it's improving all the time. 
 

We really found this thread helpful, so thanks again to everyone who messaged or gave advice. 
 

Good luck to everyone here, wishing you all the very best in the future. 
 

Laura x

Radiotherapy for Throat Cancer

23 Sep 2019 12:30 in response to Other half

Great news OH tell Joe to follow the advice to the letter given by his team and on here and he should get a positive outcome.

 

Regards Dave