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  • Mbrosnan has replied to a post on the message board

    Here you go i had the same TX but a tonsillectomy three weeks before, didint get tube untill three weeks in. Liquid Hope for the tube- google it, very high calorie and protien which you need. it has 430 cal per bag, I ate thru the whole time but supplemented with 2 bags a day, i actually gained weight. almond butter 200 calories per tbl spoon in smoothie avacado eggs-sunny side slide down the best oatmeal w/map...

    August 26, 2016 view post
    • Mbrosnan has replied to a post on the message board

      hey guys 9-10 months out here, seems once in awhiloe if I over do it the fatigue comes on but it is getting less and less and less severe as well. Nausea is a big one for me but thats getting better as well, i hate when someone says listen to your body. I bike surf and run with my two kids but know that feeling of not being able to participate like before, it will come, they are young have faith ..

      August 10, 2016 view post
      • Mbrosnan has replied to a post on the message board

        3 1/2 months post rt for t1n1 tonsil cancer and started to feel same thing, when I do my neck exercises looking down I get weird sensation in butt to thighs, hmmm Let's see , I'm sure like everything else I think it will be forever but turns out to be a lot shorter than forever haha Like your husband I am doing very well since I was in peak shape when I started but also that has made me impatient for more success...

        February 17, 2016 view post
        • Mbrosnan has replied to a post on the message board

          Hey mark Hang in there buddy I just past the 3 mo mark from last treatment and fatigue and napping is thing of the past. There is a product called liquid hope, Google it, for the feeding tube that is pretty good stuff and I believe helped me heal quicker and keep weight on. I lost 3 lbs total thru it all, but keep trying to eat something everyday, scrambled eggs, oatmeal etc. your gonna make it, easy does it,,,

          February 17, 2016 view post
          • Mbrosnan has created a new message board discussion

            I recently underwent modified radical neck disection which was a succes, cancer microscopically out of the margin on right tonsil and am looking at RT in the next few weeks. I am told that the dose will be lower than if it would have been radiation alone instaead of surgery. Does anyone have any experience with this a can offer some advice? I am a 53 yr old healthy male. thanks for your help

            September 01, 2015 view discussion
            • Mbrosnan has replied to a post on the message board

              Bill First thanks for sharing all of your journey so far. I'm the new guy in the room here. It's day 4 after surgery and grateful to be out of hospital. I'm 53 years old ex smoker and HPV negative but p16 was present on pathology. I had modified radical neck dissection at Sloane in NY. I am eating whatever I can to keep weight on in the case I go for radiation, they have ruled out chemo as I was early. The throat pa...

              August 23, 2015 view post
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              About mbrosnan

              Patient
              Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Tonsils Cancer
              After Treatment, Radiation, Side Effects, Surgery, Acupuncture

              53 yr old male diagnosed stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma on tonsil with three lymph nodes affected
              underwent modified radical neck dissection on 8/19/15. Started radiation 9/28/15
              33 treatments
              Completed radiation treatment on nov 11 2015
              4 1/2 months post tx and doing well
              PETscan clear
              7 month scope check up clear
              Eating well
              10lbs lighter than before and ok with that

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