| | Oral Cancer
I've had surgery, Chemo. several time and radiation many times. My mouth has shrunk find it difficult to eat anything now. Cancer is gone although my problem eating still persist. I am drinking allot of boost and resource. It's been about two years since my surgery. Radiation after effects are the worst to deal with. Many days my tongue hurts so bad I cannot put anything in my mouth. I have been using a device called therabite for therapeutic purposes. This device stretches my mouth open and I measure the progress everyday. I can only open my mouth around 30 - 35 cm now, an improvement but not enough. I usually get these results after the therapy. If I stop for awhile my mouth shrinks back. I get sores on my tongue too, Which is so painful, I cannot put any food into the small space between my teeth or gums. My therapist no longer can lend me this Therabite device and cannot find any resource into getting one. They do sell this on the internet but the price is beyond my means. In the meantime I'm doing all I can to simulate this device into my home therapy.It;s not working and my mouth is getting smaller. My tongue as sore as it gets cannot seem to swish around the food I do get in, in order for me to swallow without great difficulty. I wish I never had the radiation therapy! I'm drinking allot of boost plus calories, this is my meal three times to four a day. I wish I could find someone that doesn't use there therbite anymore and could give it to me. I"m fed up and depressed. I've tried everywhere to find a free therabite and fail every time. My mouth is soo small the special dentist had a difficult time making my dentures. And with them in, my mouth is even smaller. Sheppard's pie is hard to eat! Please somebody help, I can't handle it anymore! Such more problems but therabite is my only savior now.