Hang in there, you are on a journey like you have not had before. You are going to have everyone watching your back. Family, Friends and the medico's. They are all going to be there for YOU! To support you. Listen to the professionals advice, ask questions, research reputable web sites and be prepared for what's going to happen. For me, I want to know what was going to happen. That takes away a lot of the unknowns, puts me in a better position to deal with. I'm only 3 weeks into Radio and Chemo, so no expert by any means. I think you will also find some help when you start your treatment with other patients as well, I have met some going through similar treatments, we seem to bump into each other on Monday's for Chemo, so say G'day, you never know. Good luck with it. Stay strong within yourself, having a positive attitude is very important for your own well being. Peace & Love
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Thanks for your post Stu. I started week 3 today (16) of 35 zapps and 6 x chemo's. So far I have found the chemo to be good, as they are pumping me full of IV hydration. I have not found any problems with it. The radiation has started to kick my butt tho. I have started the dry mouth and glugy spit. My cancer is on my right tonsil at the base of the tongue. I'm finding that I have to stick to "MY SCHDULE" as a minimum for my self medication, oral care and nutrition. It gets a bit hard at times, and I'll admit I haven't stuck to it 100% of the time, but for the most part...it's going OK. Glad to hear your doing well and thanks for your words. They helped me, I'm sure they'll help others. Take Care mate.
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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.