My partner just had his 3-month check up and they say that everything looks hunky dory with nothing to be unduly concerned about right now. We are obviously relieved and I thought I'd share this news with all those undergoing treatment to give you some hope of light at the end of the tunnel.
He was also told that his flavours will start to come back soon and coincidentally this week he had commented that he seemed to be discerning slightly more tastes, though frustratingly the flavours only last for a couple of mouthfuls then disappear.
He also has a lot more energy and while he still has very little saliva he is managing to ease the problem with sprays. His new discovery is Oasis moisturising mouth spray which he says is more effective than Biotene, though you have to keep it in your mouth for longer for it to work.
His new concern right now is a slight asthma-type breathing problem, so he has to see a lung specialist about that (there is always something!) He has developed a tendency to snore very loudly as a result, either of that or from nasal congestion - I'm curious to know if this is a side-effect that anyone else suffers from?
Life isn't perfect for him and he has only regained one of the 15 kilos that he has lost, so that is something he still has to work on (the problem is that he still doesn't have an appetite and eating isn't very enjoyable anyhow). But little by little things are getting better.
I hope it can be the same for all you who are in a similar position and that those undergoing therapy will be reassured that near-normality can return, given the tincture of time.