Oct 08, 2009 - 9:21 pm
I have noticed that the feeling of dehydration (swollen tongue, dry mouth and blah feeling) along with loss (change) of taste is a common theme for those that have had chemo and\or radiation.
Is anyone else experiencing the same problems that have only had surgery? I had my 4th surgery on my tongue, the last bringing a cancer diagnosis and the all these side effects that have lasted almost two years. I lost a pretty good size chunk of my tongue compared to the first 3 pre-cancer surgeries.
My ENT is stumped, Biotene helps a bit but drinking gallons of Gatoraide and/or water is a must.
I wonder if just seriously cutting into the mouth\tongue is enough to cause these problems or is disturbing the cancer the problem?