Apr 23, 2008 - 2:46 pm
My husband finished radiation/chemo tx for throat cancer 8 weeks ago. All is healing except the tongue! Still vey painful, has a funny-looking coating on top and sides, feels burning sensation when he eats. He is discouraged as he wants his PEG tube out! He can drink the Ensure and other fluids, but is worried about the eating solid foods. Also, taste buds are back but salivary glands are prob destroyed. He still produces a lot of thick secretions in his throat. Is this all normal? Will his tongue heal? How long? Any body else out there who had similar situation? He cannot get off the "magic mouthwash" or Lidocaine either!