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  • CanadianRon has replied to a post on the message board

    Hi Sue. I'm a fan of your writings... the voice of reason. You're probably right. Lead shielding in the form of dental trays is another thing that I would see as logical. I'm sure they must have tried these things in the early days and as you said; they probably didn't make a significant difference. Take care. Ron

    October 15, 2016 view post
    • CanadianRon has replied to a post on the message board

      Thanks Bugsy. Sounds like we have a bit in common. I was just looking at my tongue and wondering had it been extended outward, the burn would have been further back in an area of fewer taste buds. Again, my taste has recovered well and everything works quite well. I'm just curious about things Ron

      October 15, 2016 view post
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        Hi. I went through chemo/radiation therapy for scc left tonsil primary with lymph node involvement about two years ago. One of the side effects of radiation in my case was a nasty burn at the back of my tongue. I understand the whole process a lot better now then when I went through it. My question is if it may have been better to have stuck out my tongue while they were zapping me? It doesn't matter now and everythi...

        October 14, 2016 view discussion
        • CanadianRon has replied to a post on the message board

          Hi Chuck I'm about two years out and have noticed the same thing especially around the bottom molars second from the back. I can actually see the roots. I have brought this to the attention of all the dentists I've seen since radiation and all have shrugged it off as a non-issue. My teeth appear and feel healthy and strong otherwise, so I have chosen to not worry about it for the time being. Good luck to you, and ...

          May 22, 2016 view post
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            Hello Imwa. I went through treatment ending last November- 33 radiation, 2 cysplatin for SCC tonsil. I think I might be experiancing neuropathy. It is in no way debilitating, but it is a very noticeable sensation. The only thing I can think to compare this to would be having a cell phone going off on vibe mode in my pocket. I was also exposed to some pretty bad weather last winter (automotive failure), and thought I ...

            November 20, 2015 view post
            • CanadianRon has replied to a post on the message board

              Hi again. The dentist will take an impression of your teeth and use it to mold plastic covers that you put fluoride gel in and apply to your teeth. They are called trays. You will use them every night for ten minutes for the rest of your life. The alternative is to have your teeth extracted and should be taken care of asap. Ron

              November 18, 2015 view post
              • CanadianRon has replied to a post on the message board

                Hey Wolverne. You're going to need trays for your teeth made. Consult your dentist about that soon. I've read stories of people going through this successfully without a peg. I don't know why people wouldn't get a tube, but that's your choice. As mentioned by someone else, oral hygiene is the name of the game. Ron

                November 17, 2015 view post
                • CanadianRon has replied to a post on the message board

                  How would would you have someone with my history respond to someone whose problem seems to be multiple ENTs telling him he's healthy?

                  November 07, 2015 view post
                  • CanadianRon has replied to a post on the message board

                    Hello Wolverine I'm 53 years old and last year at this time I was undergoing radiation and chemo for the same reasons as you (left tonsil, SCC, etc.). For financial reasons I was determined to complete my treatment and return to work within the 17 week timeframe allotted by my insurance policies short term disability benefit. I pulled it off, returning to work while still dependent on my peg feeding tube. I went fro...

                    November 07, 2015 view post
                    • CanadianRon has replied to a post on the message board

                      Wish I had your problems (or lack of).

                      November 01, 2015 view post
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