Mar 13, 2013 - 9:13 pm
I feel bad, haven't been on here in sometime, but I have been a creeper checking out peoples posts. Now here I am humbly crawling back for advice. I recently celebrated two years NED. I had high grade MEC in my submandibular salivary gland. It was removed along with the floor of my left mouth with reconstruction. All nodes clear. 30 rads. Now all of a sudden I am experiencing pain after eating with swelling under my tongue at surgical site and sometimes back of my tongue. The tissue feels, I guess "harder" under my tongue, for lack of a better word. They are going to do a CT, my surgical onco said he thinks its damage from the rads, that they can last for years. Also he said stress can cause some symptoms, my father passed away on the 4th. Anyone else have this experience? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.