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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 01:41 PM

40. Pot does wonders for the appetite.

For me it has been five years free of throat cancer. The treatments, chemo and radiation, were a bitch; more so because I was 69 at the time. In preparation for the radiation, the tonsils went first. It was two weeks until I could even think about swallowing. As soon as I could swallow, all of my teeth were pulled and when that healed the treatments began. Six weeks of hell that my wife led me safely through (I still don't know how she kept all together). The VA took care of everything quite nicely. I weighed, at the end of it, 125 pounds.

Yes, protein shakes work well, first through a stomach port and then, oh happy day, when I could again swallow. The first sip of coffee was a delight.

Acupuncture on the finger tips improved salivation and gave me a bit of hope and a sense of wonder.

Sorry for rambling.

To the OP. Ten Years... wow. That gives me a great feeling.

Cheers to all

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