Yeah, right? Cancer X2 for me...is this X3 for you now? What are the odds of all this crap...
For the stone, they gave me an antibiotic to prevent infection. If it does not resolve I will have to see an ENT for eval on size, location, etc. They sometimes can probe it out, and I guess there are other more invasive things they can do too. It is definitely better than it was, but it seems to get better one day and flare up again the next. I have chatted with a lot of people with identical symptoms several months later, they even gae a name for it, radiation sialianitis. I must say, I am sick of researching medical conditions on the internet!
Ah, this too shall pass....one day at a time. And for Dame Lori...next, I'd like a nice glass of wine. :)
Hi Lori! Sorry you are have more problems! Just want to give you a little advise about the parotid stone. Remember, my dh is an oral surgeon; we see salivary gland stones all the time. You want to suck on sour candy to stimulate saliva flow to try and move that stone along. If it doesn't improve, they can try to probe the duct to get the stone. Last resort is surgery to get it out. Keep in mind that an ENT also treats salivary stones. The big difference is that if surgery is needed, an oral surgeon will approach the gland intra-orally (inside the mouth) while the ENT will more likely go extra-oral (outside the cheek) which could result in a scar. I hope the sour candy does the trick! Let me know how it resolves. Good luck! Hugs, Frayda