Nov 16, 2012 - 12:43 pm
Hi everyone I'm new here and have soooo many questions. A little bit about my situation... Had surgery on May 24, 2012 to remove the tumor on my inner cheek, right neck dissection to remove lymph nodes and skin graft from my right thigh. 30 treatments of radiation and 3 treatments of Cisplatin. (Awful stuff.) My question is I developed trismus from my surgery and was wondering if I will be able to open my jaw all the way again. I've been to the speech therapist and am doing all the excersises she told me to do. It has gotten a little better but still not all the way. Very hard to get a spoonful or forkful of food in there. One other question I have is about the pain. I'm still having pain in my cheek, along my jawline and where the incision is. My ENT said everything looks okay and is healing great. Just was curious if the pain is normal and will that go away as well? Would love any input on my questions I have. Thanks so much!