I just learned about flareups from radiation

I’m right at my 4 year mark and I went in and saw my ENT for a sinus infection I seem to get around every October/November. This has been a thing for the last few years. This was my first time seeing this ENT doctor, and she seemed pretty young like fresh out college. She told me that since this is happening every year around the same time ever since I had radiation that this could be a flare up. Apparently the tissue damaged from radiation can flare up for years after treatment.

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Almost to the 4 year mark

It’s July and there are more life updates than what I could fit into this small blog. At this point I’m constantly thinking cancer is behind me. Kind of an out of sight out of mind thing. Ath the same time, now I seem to meet people who have had some sort of cancer in their past. Now I’m noticing all these people who have went through some kind of treatment and are living in remission like me

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The 3 year update

Just had my last checkup over the summer and everything looks clear.  The website had to change a bit since some online script kept trying to redirect visitors to spam […]

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The 2 year update

The ringing in the ear is still one of the worst side effects. At least it’s just one ear.  The other side effect I’m not sure I mentioned enough is […]

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The 1 year update

It’s been awhile since I have been back to this blog.  After treatment was finished, it was time to hit the ground running.  By now food taste have almost all […]

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6 Weeks After Treatment

I never expected to still have side effects this far out. The left ear (side where radiation was) has a permanent ringing in it, and I guess they say I’ll […]

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5 Weeks After Treatment

Taste buds are back. Well mostly. I can eat pizza again and cookies. Crackers and some bread still seem to not taste right. This tells me it takes a little […]

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