Fast forward to today, 10/30. I had my PT evaluation. I am having some massage therapy, some at home exercises and we will work on restoring lost strength from weight loss. I also met with Dr. Minehan ( my radiation oncologist), who looked at the same PetScan, drew the same conclusions and actually showed me how the irritation in my throat showed up as a red blush vs. glow in the dark yellow-green of the cancer on my earlier scan. So, I was not imagining the pain. He reassured me that my hyper-vigilance is normal in a cancer patient and serves me well.
Then I met with the nutritionist, Jeanne, and she made suggestions for increasing calorie intake daily to help me gain weight. Finally, I met with the Nurse Navigator, who gave me a ton of reading for a cancer survivor as well as a post-treatment plan. Regular ENT (every 3 months) and radiation oncologist (every 4-6 months) visits ahead of me for now.
This may be the last post for awhile. Happy Halloween 🎃 and Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍁!