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    Please need onfor on how to tolerate new dentures, almost 1 month out from oral surgery

    January 11 at 7:41 PM view discussion
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      I had tonsil ca, 4th stage, mid level. I am just five years ca free in several months. Sorry to hear that his has come back. Could he get a g-tube in place to keep up his wt. and energy.Besides using like jevity high calorie he could put all sorts of protein and health drinks in it to retain some sort of health while he fights this episode. I too had my life time dose of radition to that area, and am experiencing som...

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        Thank you Jeff, I really appreciate the moral support. I agree with you about the group support whether here or in real time, however there are no groups within easy distance for me. I esp. agree about the street advice, most often I find that to be a true sense of support, even the therapists were using it d/t lack of experience with tonsil cancer. Most days I do appreciate that I am still here and can function beyo...

        February 26, 2015 view post
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          Thank you for the infor., I will try the Crest mouthwash , I didn't know they had alcohol free, I already use the fluoride toothpaste, I rely on my waterpic, I have to say more than anything. It's disheartening and scary d/t the healing problems..........

          February 25, 2015 view post
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            I am going to try the gel, but I am afraid it's alittle late, things are suddenly braking off faster than I could even imagine, at my appt the other day, the dentist was checking a tooth I was hoping could be saved( the filling fell out ) and before I knew what, it was in his hand. So that couldn't be saved. Silly but I nearly started to cry, it took control not too. I need to accept what ever comes my way........I w...

            February 20, 2015 view post
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              Thank you for the encouragment, I might try the lemons even now. Glad to hear you were able to save your teeth, it's amazing how many things we take for granted until we might loose them.

              February 20, 2015 view post
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                Thank you for your message, I'm happy to be free of the ca, but then there are those days that I'm fatigued and do not want to deal with one more thing. No one ever suggested I have my teeth out before tx, but I think that may have been easier, then this way. I also have trouble with burning in my mouth, by the end of the day it's often pretty intense, and water and or ice chips make it worse rather then more co...

                February 20, 2015 view post
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                  My teeth are breaking off at the gum line, my dentist states we will move thru this period slowly, it is now 41/2 yrs out from my tx. I continue with extreme dry mouth, but can now eat. I did have a g-tube for 3 yrs prior to this. Will I be able to ever smile, can you get dentures, need some advice. Before tx. my teeth were in good health. Was never able to use the trays from my dentist, they made me retch and gag. w...

                  February 19, 2015 view discussion
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                    Hi, I had 4th stage tonsil cancer and had extreme mouth problems and did try aloe juice, rinsing my mouth with it, since I didn't take any oral intake of any kind, had a g-tube for 3 yrs. However everyone is different, so you might give it a try. Go to a health food store and ask them for suggestions on what kind and flavor. I tried three differeny flavors. Hope this is helpful. Things do get better, but does take ti...

                    April 24, 2014 view post
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                      Hello, I also had tonsil ca., had a feeding tube for about 3 yrs., couldn't eat orally for that time period. I had a script for jevityand also brought protein powder which I kept mixed and in the refreg for 1 to 2 times dly intake along with bottled health drinks from bolthouse farms, kefir, etc. These are gotten at any grocery store or health food store. I did manage on this intake and kept a fairly descent wt. Wish...

                      March 05, 2014 view post
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