Preparing for my Radiation Therapy

The scariest part of my Radiation Therapy was actually preparing for it. I had many appointments with doctors, a dietitian and a Palliative Care Person.

The radiation therapist doc clued me in as to what I was in for – it wasn’t a pretty picture. The side effects could be irritating and long lasting: fatigue, radiation, burns itching, swallowing problems and hair loss to name a few. He said that I might lose the whiskers on my face and might not have to shave for a while, maybe even permanently. That one I could live with. (more…)

My Bout With Cancer Overview

At the end of last year I bit my tongue. Not a big deal ‘cause everybody bites their tongue. But my bite didn’t want to heal so went to see the doc. He referred me another clinic, where they took a biopsy of the tongue.

biopsy of tongueThe results came back and I had cancer. They immediately scheduled me for surgery. The surgery went well and I came home with a partially sore tongue. (more…)