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Tale of Someone Tongue Cancer,” A Killer Flourishing In My Mouth” – tongue cancer signs
I can’t sleep.
My mind saunters with the things that are to come.
I was diagnosed a couple weeks ago with stage 3 tongue cancer. The size of my tongue cancer is sizing 2, as far as oral cancer moves it is pretty small.
They are calling it a stage 3 because it has spread into one lymph gland so far. I had that gland removed and that’s when they found the carcinoma.
Mouth cancer, oral cancer, esophageal cancer and thyroid cancer are all murderers if left unchecked for to long. Due to the locale they are extremely hard to operate on and the
tissue they are growing in is very delicate.( oh yea, and very necessary !)
What’s in store for me now is very difficult for me to comprehend.
I will be get 7 weeks of radiation therapy Monday-Friday, each morning.
I will get chemotherapy formerly a few weeks but it will be in such a low-grade dosage that I will not loose my hair.
Do to the location of my tongue cancer which is at the base of the tongue( can not be seen without bent mirrors or a remit) radioactivity is the only course of action.
Tongue cancer is a unusually invasive cancer. It downs the muscle and material. It doesn’t just develop on top of the material it exhausts the material. It is announced squamous cell carcinoma.
Here is a definition of squamous cell from http :// www.medterms.com;
Definition of Squamous cells
Squamous cadres: Flat cadres that look like fish scales. The oath “squamous” came from the Latin squama meaning” the scale of a fish or serpent .”
We have a lot of squamous cells. They make up the majority of members of the cells in the outer layer of the bark( the epidermis ), the verses of the respiratory and digestive regions, and the linings of the hollow parts of the body. We are more fish- like( or serpent-like) than we may think.( purpose)
Because of its invasive mood tongue cancer expends important muscle mass at the back of the tongue. Through radiation therapy this is gonna be killing the material that is infected with the carcinoma, thus killing half of the muscles on the back of my tongue.
The doctors tell me that after 6-8 months I should be able to swallow very soft nutrients and liquid.
But as for dining until then, in a few days from now I am going a feeding tube inserted into my stomach. I will be chewing adult formula through a tube for the next 6 months.
The radiation will be killing my thyroid gland, I will have to take medicine every day for it for the rest of my life.
The radiation exposure while killing the bad tissues will also be killing a lot of good tissues.
The process will be similar to a second degree sunburn every morning 5 days a few weeks for 7 weeks.
My cancer doctors tell me that I will loose all the skin on the outside of my cervix where the radioactivity beams are center much like a sunlight smolder that they are able to swell up every day with each new treatment.
Therefore stimulating a large raw meat area on my neck that I will have to keep a heavy layer of cream on.
At some top in the next couple weeks I will be getting a subcutaneous implant for a morphine drip.
The tissues inside the throat area and back of the tongue will be raw equivalent to that given to many daylight sunburns as well.
They said some people have to have a tracheotomy because their throat tissue swells to the place where they are unable no longer breath properly.
This all sounds gruesome and I am sure that it will be extremely pain and closer to intolerable.
However the alternative is no medication which will guarantee fatality within 6-10 months.
So I make I can take the agony, medical doctors promised they are able to keep me “snowed” for as long as needed so that I can complete this medicine.( my affixes may get slurred !)
As this tongue cancer process develops I shall be posting almost daily with my progression, estimates, ardours and medical evaluations.
I am not doing this blog for your pity.
I am substantiating this horrible wander so that maybe some of the readers will come to this understanding……I smoked cigarettes for 25 years, I ground a little tobacco, I suck my fair share of alcohol, all of these are directly related to mouth cancer, tongue cancer, oral cancer,
esophageal cancer and thyroid cancer.
Maybe, really maybe, a few people will read and follow along with me on this journey and quit smoking, chewing, boozing too and cleaning process “peoples lives” so they will not have to
go through this.
The journey begins ………..