Hello Pete, welcome to the group,sorry you needed to join.it won't be a walk in the park but you will come through it,I had tonsil cancer did,nt have chemo but did have RT.The last couple of weeks are the worst,dry mouth,maybe mouth ulcers,food tastes like cardboard and you will feel tired and for about two weeks after you finish the symptoms will carry on but then subside.the dry mouth May last quite awhile.i did,nt really have much pain but I had discomfort with a dry mouth and also a dry red neck from the RT.Near the end of the treatment I felt like I wanted to stop the RT but did,nt and then it's over and you can start to recover.i wish you all the best,patience is one thing you will need at the moment becouse it's seems like the days can't pass quick enough till its done.takecare
Hello Pete, I only look at this site every so often as I am now 10 years the other side of my treatment. I can tell you that after the RT as Valerie has already said for about 2 weeks you will feel poorly and tired and fed up ! but believe me things will improve. I still have a slightly dry mouth but it's better than I would have thought it would ever be.
It was exactly 11 years ago today (13th september 2005) that I underwent radical head and neck surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from my tonsil. I had a full neck dissection with flap. I am now fully fit and well with a few manageable side effects. It took me about 4 months to be able to return to work, and I have had to adapt my diet slightly. I am so grateful to the wonderful surgeons at the Radcliffe Infirmary who took such good care of me - Mr Corbridge, Mr Cox, Mr Mansell and also the wonderful nurses.

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