Hello , everyone. I apologise for not posting for some time but I have been consciously trying to avoid the C word. I was diagnosed all clear and put on a graduated return to work. I have " come down " off all medication. I was in the shower one morning and looked down ( men I realised rarely look at themselves naked ) and saw an emaciated figure which was a bit of a shock. Like something out of POW camp. I was concerned when returning to work as my clothes no longer really fitted. I also initially had difficulty eating in public as eating caused me to shake. I just stopped using the PEG one day and started eating. I think I have now recovered maybe 80% of taste and saliva. I passed my first six month review although the oncologist said the area had still not recovered so she couldn't really see much. Next six month appointment is in August. The only comparison I can think of is maybe this is like being shot.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.