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  • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

    are you still undergoing teeatment a year later? I had that WHILE ion treatment and it just WENT AWAY a bity after tereatment ended. Magic Mouthwash as far as i know is the only remember. maybe you have THRUSH. There is a medice to eliminate thrush. Go see an ENT for suggestions

    June 20 at 3:29 PM view post
    • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

      man thats drastic. is that reccomended by doctor? has it spread that far? i have a nephew who had cancer on teh side of teh tongue about size of two "chicklets" (gum) They removed some nerve and skin from his arm to repalce it. Has just the slightest lisp I had tonsil cancer 12 years ago and was in a support group. An odler woman had her tongue removed. Couldn't understand what she would say and eating for her was...

      June 13 at 3:00 PM view post
      • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

        I used the rope from a whistle and hung around my neck. DO turn the tube daily. i did it in teh shower.NOTEto remove the tube the doctor just YANKS it out. hurst like carzy for 60 seconds.,  I brought a wooden spoon and put in my teeth at the last visit.Continuie to drink water

        May 17 at 11:42 PM view post
        • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

          I had same procedure but not sever pain in jaw, neck spams Depends how they radiated you but....... I have gone to rehab place to help me with exercises for my back and told them about my neck spasms. 3-6 times a day my nexk muscles would pull like wringing out a wet towel I go out into the cold, BAM! Spasm 3-6 times a day i told rehab people they do "dry needling.' its not accupuncture (which i've done with n...

          April 25 at 3:51 PM view post
          • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

            I had radiation to neck and jaw. get neck cramping 2-6 times a DAY Went to rehab place (for back and nexk pain) and they did "dry needling"  Almost like accupuncture but different and less annoying.  Now I get cramps 3 times a week rather than 3 times a day highly recomend it

            April 19 at 11:16 AM view post
            • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

              The tube has a washer, pull it out a bit to loosen up.To keep tubing from sticking I was told and did this daily. turn the tube 1/4 turn so doesn't grow to the wallWe bought an athletic whistle with rope to go around neck, tossed the whisltle, suspemded tubing from the rop. easy peesy. bought TWO. So had one in shower and got out, changed to a dry one

              April 01 at 9:45 PM view post
              • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

                I would defintaely get a 2nd and maybe 3rd opinion. I had tonsil cancer that spread to a lymph node. I had a tonsilectomy at age 60, removed 1 lumph node (the only one swollen-tested it, was cancer) Then had 7 weeks, adily radiation to throat and jaw and every monday chemo i was told radiation ONLY, 60% chance of survival, with chemo, 90% chance. 11 years ago I have a nephew who at about age 38 had tongue can...

                March 21 at 4:21 PM view post
                • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

                  Go today to an ENTi had sore throat, swollen lymph node. med doc gave me antibiotics. After 1 month, sore throat better, lymph node still swollen, sent me IMMEDEIATELY to ent, didn scope and biopsy. It was tonsil cancerCALL TODAY

                  March 14 at 2:46 PM view post
                  • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

                    You've come to the right place. Diana started the site and she's one of the few women who had this. I had Tonsil cancer in 2007 so I'll tell you stuff and some stuff you won't be told. 1. With chemo & radiation it's 90% curable. 2. it's one of the WORST treatments for cancer you can get, but he'll make it 3. Feeding tube is a must. Easily 5 months with one. You'll still need to drink water, keep your throat op...

                    February 02 at 1:30 PM view post
                    • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

                      A poster said: "Even today, I have massive stiffness on the left side of my neck (where my cancer was located). " they cut in my neck to remove one lymph node Weather changes  gets a spasm and chewing and just watching tv I have a bad back, was sent to a rehab palce for exercises, help but the rehab palce did whats called "dry needling" on my neck I used to have 3-5 spasms A DAY. now maybe 3-5 a WEEK I...

                      December 13 at 3:12 PM view post
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