I have been slacking it a far as updating the blog lately. Partly this is because I haven’t got much news to put on here and partly cause I am at heart a lazy bastard.
I went to see my radiation doctor last friday and once again the news is that I am healing as expected and there is really nothing else to do now except keep on keeping on. There has certainly been some progress in the last couple of weeks but it always seems too slow for my liking.
I have been able to feed myself by actually eating, instead of using the feeding tube. The last time I used the feeding tube was Tues. April 6. The process I’m going through now is to try out different types of food and see, (a) if it tastes alright and (b) if I can physically eat it without causing too much pain in my mouth. So far it has been a lot of soups and some mashed vegetables like potatoes carrots ad turnips. Anything very spicy or crunchy causes considerable discomfort. On the taste side of things I am starting to get back the ability to taste sweet things but for the most part things fairly bland and or tart taste better.
Physically although I’m still quite tired I have been able to get out for more walking lately and it helps my mood considerably. I still haven’t managed to go a whole week without vomiting but it is considerably diminished. The last time I threw up was Sunday morning and the time before that was a week ago on Tuesday.
Coming up I have a ct scan appointment for My 4th and then a follow up appointment with the doctor on May 7th. This will supposedly be the time they use their high tech raygun to see if the cancer is all gone or not. Meanwhile the marching orders are to just wait till I get better.