Feb 16, 2011 - 6:01 pm
I want to start out by saying I am new to this community and want to thank all of you for sharing your experiences. I had stage 4 tonsil cancer on the left side. I had spread to three lymph nodes on the left side. On Jan 21, I had radical neck dissection followed by robotic throat surgery on Jan 31. They removed the tonsil, a bunch of tissue around it a small portion of the tongue. My problem is, it has been 16 days since the last surgery and I am still unable to swallow and thing thick than water. I do pretty well with water, tea, etc. However, applesauce and things of that nature just won't go down. Surely there isn't THAT much swelling left after 2 weeks, right? Anyone else have the same issues? Anything that helped? Any thoughts?