It has been four months from tongue recontruction surgery. The flap has schrunk and has a provided a gap between the teeth and the new tongue for fulids to puddle.
All treatments are finished, no chemo (neg nodes!) but I did complete six weeks of radiation thearpy. This has created salivia with a rubber consistancy. I follow the precribtion remedies and yes the baking soda does help somewhat. I am back to work and need to speak without embarasment. My speach is remarably good with this new flab.
I am looking for some answers on how long the thick stuff is going to last and will I always have the exces salivi? Is there a way for me to manage this differently? Any input would be greatly appreiciate.