Christine, I know! It seems so simple. My skin cannot tolerate adhesive tape for more than a couple of days so I have to tuck or something. Pinning is perfect.
And its my intent to never stop swallowing! But we'll see what the reality is. My team includes a great speech/swallow therapist and I've been trying to be good about doing her exercises. I know they're already helpful.
Stage IV SCC lt lateral tongue, surgery 5/19/08 (partial gloss/upper neck dissection left side/radial free flap reconstruction) IMRT w/weekly Cisplatin & Erbitux 6/30/08, PEG 1 6/12/08 - out 7/14 (in abdominal wall, not stomach), PEG 2 7/23/08 - out 11/20/08, Tx done 8/18/08
Second SCC tumor, Stage 1, rt mobile tongue, removed 10/18/2016, right neck dissection 12/9/2016
Third SCC tumor, diagnosed, 4/19/2108, rt submandibular mass, HPV-, IMRT w/ weekly Cisplatin, 5/9 - 6/25/2018, PEG 3 5/31/2018