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Hi Robert, I am so sorry to hear about your jaw surgery that made you go back to the feeding tube. I also was diagnosed with cancer of my right tonsil and had to undergo both radiation and chemo. The treatment has now caused me to suffer from dysphagia as well and has placed me in a feeding tube. I have been done with treatment for almost a year now and still am on the feeding tube, unable to eat any solids or anything other than watery liquids. I have been trying so hard to eat again but I don't know what else to do. If I may ask, how did you teach yourself how to swallow again the first time around?

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Hi @yesmei123, how are you doing? I thought you might also be interested in these discussions:
– Feeding tube removal https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/feeding-tube-removal/
– Esophageal cancer….transitioning to food https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/esophageal-cancer-transitioning-to-food/
– Emotional implications of having a feeding tube https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/emotional-implications-of-having-a-feeding-tube/

Have you started eating without the feeding tube?