Dry mouth and throat is a curse. Now that the saliva glands are fried, I don’t know if there is any un-frying them. One of those things that only time will tell. They say that some regain partial saliva glands back within a year or so. Getting cancer anywhere is obviously not a good thing. Getting it in the throat is truly a pain in the neck.
The Colombian medicine man, who is a medical doctor and surgeon now practicing bio-energy medicine gave me his instructions, which were the same as before. I should become a strict vegetarian, no coffee or tea with caffeine ever, no alcohol ever, no processed foods (that’s good), no sweets, etc. etc. I should also meditate in the morning and evening (good thing). And, there are all the natural supplements. It all sounds ideal in terms of being monk-like. I think I’m looking to be more moderate and have fish once in a while and a cup or two of coffee (not decaf) each day.
Regardless, the throat still is sore, but sore in a different way then before. I think, hope, that the throat is just recovering from the rad treatments. Have got to get the blood work done this week if I can so that the lab in NY will do the CAT scan next week. They need to make sure the kidneys can take the contrast for scan viewing. If I’ve mentioned this in a past post, forgive me.
In the meantime before the travel back to NY this coming Sat, here enjoying some short trips walking in between work stints.