Jul 09, 2011 - 6:19 pm
I am suffering from severe lymphedema of the face, neck and I think what appears to be my tongue. I am now over four years post surgery and treatment for pharyngeal cancer. I think they removed about fourteen lymph nodes in my neck during my surgery. I was not initially bothered by lymphedema at least as not severe as it is now. I did have massage theraphy after my radiation and chemo ended and used the epstein facio plasty device on my neck for the lymphedema for about a year after surgery. I basically only wore this after my wife did the lymphedema massages. I had gotten away from the massages for some time and now am experiencing severe lymphedema. I feel as though I have a big lump in my throat. I really believe this however is really lymphedema of the tongue. Can anyone give me suggestions on treatment or how to handle this. This effects my eating, speaking and personal appearance. Thanks for any advice you can give me.