It is now almost 14 days since my radio-therapy treatments ended. I had been hoping that by this stage things would have been a lot easier. However, this is not the case. It seems that the internal radiation burns in my throat are going to take some time to heal. There is not much pain but if I try and swallow food, a violent coughing and choking fit is triggered, which lasts anywhere between 5 and 15 minutes. Really in a bit of a "catch 22" situation as I do not seem to be able to get enough calories through the feeding tube and I have now lost 14kgs in weight. One heck of a way to lose weight!
Anyhow I guess these are all further lessons in patience although I did consider myself a reasonably patient person if I knew that patience was needed in a particular circumstance.
It is one of those glorious days on the Garden Route, little cloud, no wind and reasonably warm. take care!