My throat is hurting on and off in the middle, with what I have left. I have no submandibular glands anymore and I'm afraid theyll have to take the bit in the middle too. I'm wondering what you do if you have no salivary glands? I mean, I guess I'll have some little ones maybe somewhere else? I don't know. I'm hoping it's my thyroid or lymph nodes. I've had some really good days lately but it hurts pretty bad some of the time. I keep hoping its my thyroid and it will go away, or it is my thyroid dying from hashis, which I wish it would just hurry up and do because it's going to anyway. My TPOS antibodies are down from in the thousands to 504 (normal is like 80) and I test high for the ones for thyroid cancer, and I need to see the endo, but am trying a new one and can't see her till october. I guess thyroid cancer is slow growing so if the worst, which it probably isn't at all, waiting will just make it show up better. I think its the salivary gland though, swelled up fast again in a few hours like last time, not going down. Now another surgery and scar, which will make my neck look like a series of 4 scars in front and one long one down the back into my shoulders. When does this end? They told me they cant cut me up much more there, so why didn't they do it all at once, just take everything. Money I guess. What do I do with no salivary glands? Has anyone here lost all their salivary glands?
"...brain, what is brain?"
--Kara, one of the "givers of pain and delight", aka woman of Sigma Draconis VI, "Spock's Brain" episode 56 season 3 of Star Trek--I'm not a trekkie but this one was funny!