May 19, 2004 - 2:21 pm
I had papillary thyroid cancer removed in 9/03; a total thyroidectomy and partial neck dissection. I recieved a large dose of I131 in 10/03. Since I have been struggling with my sythroid levels. I now have what the docs think is an infection in my Parotid gland. I have pain when I eat, and I am running a fever on and off. They have put me on an antibiotic and I am scheduled to see an ENT and possibly have a CT scan. Has anyone else had problems with their salivary glands due to the radiation? I have no idea what to expect or what could be going on.