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    Congratulations BluesDawg

    Way to go on finishing up the radiation treatments and major congratulations for keeping your head so straight through this whole thing. You truly are an inspiration.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Keep on trucking BD. Your attitude is an inspiration.

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    +2!!
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    good news.

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    The Dawg is our HERO!
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    I have been following your blog pretty much from day one.
    I hope I never have to face the challenge you've had to face (I've faced it "second hand" far too many times and that's bad enough) but if I do I can only hope for half of the fortitude, courage and indomitable spirit that you've soon.

    In short: Keep on rockin' in the new world!
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    I hope you're starting to feel like your old self.

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    ...And we used to think Lance was tough.

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    Great Job. You are an inspiration to all
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    Thanks to everyone for all the encouragement. It helps, especially at this rough point.

    Completing the treatments was a milestone I've been looking forward to for a long time. I am glad to have reached that point, but I wish it came with a break from the pain. For the last couple of weeks, the radiation has been burning the hell out of my throat and it is going to take some time for that to get much better. I think there is a natural tendency to think that now that the treatments are done, I magically start feeling good. Not so. The sickness from the chemo went away pretty fast, but now there is damage that will take time to repair.

    I am taking some strong pain medications and they do keep the pain at a manageable level, in fact, I stay in a fog or asleep much of the time. But as time for the next pill approaches, I can feel the effects wearing off and the pain peeks out to remind me it is still there. I have always tried to avoid dependence on pain medications, but at this point I live for the next pill (which I have to dissolve in water and drink as I can't swallow it).

    I have not eaten anything more solid than yogurt for a few weeks. Mostly I'm living on Ensure, yogurt and soy milk with whey protein powder added. Any way I can drink down some protein to help rebuild all the cells that have been burned out of my throat. I can't wait to get to where I can eat solid food again.

    Sorry for such a cheery note , but that's where I am right now. Good thing about hitting the bottom is that it just gets better from here.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Nothing for you to be sorry about. We're sorry that you have to go through this crap. Thanks for sharing and helping us understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Thanks to everyone for all the encouragement. It helps, especially at this rough point.

    Completing the treatments was a milestone I've been looking forward to for a long time. I am glad to have reached that point, but I wish it came with a break from the pain. For the last couple of weeks, the radiation has been burning the hell out of my throat and it is going to take some time for that to get much better. I think there is a natural tendency to think that now that the treatments are done, I magically start feeling good. Not so. The sickness from the chemo went away pretty fast, but now there is damage that will take time to repair.

    I am taking some strong pain medications and they do keep the pain at a manageable level, in fact, I stay in a fog or asleep much of the time. But as time for the next pill approaches, I can feel the effects wearing off and the pain peeks out to remind me it is still there. I have always tried to avoid dependence on pain medications, but at this point I live for the next pill (which I have to dissolve in water and drink as I can't swallow it).

    I have not eaten anything more solid than yogurt for a few weeks. Mostly I'm living on Ensure, yogurt and soy milk with whey protein powder added. Any way I can drink down some protein to help rebuild all the cells that have been burned out of my throat. I can't wait to get to where I can eat solid food again.
    Sorry for such a cheery note , but that's where I am right now. Good thing about hitting the bottom is that it just gets better from here.

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    Sorry for your pain.
    My wife had no problems with the chemo.
    She had double radiation. It kick her butt.
    5 years later, she is fine.
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    Dawg I do not know you except from here on this forum, You have nothing at all to be sorry about in your response. All of us are praying for the pain to go away as soon as physically possible. You have been thru a lot so this last climb is a little one compaired to all the climbs you have pulled thru in your treatment. Just think it will not be long and you will be joining us on the pie rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    Keep on trucking BD. Your attitude is an inspiration.
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    Congrats on beginning your healing. I hope your days become more pain-free, and soon.

    Thank you for being an inspiration.
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    "All" you have to do is climb that hill in front of you. Put it in granny and go. I know you'll make it jus' fine.
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    Thank you so much for all your updates and sharing your experience with us. Hang in there. It WILL get better-maybe not as quickly as you'd prefer but not as long as you think either. I admire how you've tackled the treatment head on......

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    BD,

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