Another bullet maybe

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Have had a nagging sore throat, more like sore side of mouth and lousy earache for a couple of weeks now, when I put my finger in my mouth and feel the spot that hurts I can make it hurt more. At first thought it was my lousy fitting dentures but have not used them for a few days and still the same. have an appt with ENT on Monday. Denis

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  • longtermsurvivor
    longtermsurvivor Member Posts: 1,842 Member
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    Hi Denis

    My mouth and throat are a mess, second rads tends to do that.  I've had a rough couple of months, sore spot like you describe, but I can't open wide enough to touch it, lol.  Earache too.  This morning I choked on my cream of wheat, which started an episode of heavy bleeding.  The bleeding stopped within a minute or so, and is not the first time that's happened to me.  My tissues are that sensitive.  I had an exam by the ENT oncologist a few weeks back, and I admit i was apprehensive about it.  He foud the sore spot, not cancer, and poked around on it until my ear really ached.  The ear pain finally went away after a couple of weeks ( I probably  had it for two months), but the sore spot is still sore....

     

    OK, that was helpful, huhLaughing

  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
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    Hi Denis

    My mouth and throat are a mess, second rads tends to do that.  I've had a rough couple of months, sore spot like you describe, but I can't open wide enough to touch it, lol.  Earache too.  This morning I choked on my cream of wheat, which started an episode of heavy bleeding.  The bleeding stopped within a minute or so, and is not the first time that's happened to me.  My tissues are that sensitive.  I had an exam by the ENT oncologist a few weeks back, and I admit i was apprehensive about it.  He foud the sore spot, not cancer, and poked around on it until my ear really ached.  The ear pain finally went away after a couple of weeks ( I probably  had it for two months), but the sore spot is still sore....

     

    OK, that was helpful, huhLaughing

    Denis

    Prayers coming your way that it is simply the rad effects rearing their nasty head.

  • meaganb
    meaganb Member Posts: 244 Member
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    Hi Denis

    My mouth and throat are a mess, second rads tends to do that.  I've had a rough couple of months, sore spot like you describe, but I can't open wide enough to touch it, lol.  Earache too.  This morning I choked on my cream of wheat, which started an episode of heavy bleeding.  The bleeding stopped within a minute or so, and is not the first time that's happened to me.  My tissues are that sensitive.  I had an exam by the ENT oncologist a few weeks back, and I admit i was apprehensive about it.  He foud the sore spot, not cancer, and poked around on it until my ear really ached.  The ear pain finally went away after a couple of weeks ( I probably  had it for two months), but the sore spot is still sore....

     

    OK, that was helpful, huhLaughing

    This is helpful LTS. I feel

    This is helpful LTS. I feel like I am always on high alert about my mouth or jaw being sore or an earache as those were my symptoms before being diagnosed. I mentioned my on & off earache to my ENT last time I was there and he proceeded to squeeze my jaw & said, "does that hurt?" It did in fact hurt a lot & he said it was probably a combo of Rad damage & maybe some TMJ.

     

    Denis, praying the pain you're experiencing is nothing more than side effects. Best wishes to you!

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    Denis,

    I am sorry for your discomfort and hope a fix is right around the corner.

    I am acutely aware of the tenderness of my throat.  Any overindulgence be it from spice, foods or coughing can induce a twinge, to a pain to what feels like the beginning of a sore throat (so far I have dodged that bullet).

    I think the new normal will always include heightened concern, we can’t help it.

    Matt

  • jim and i
    jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
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    Praying it is just side

    Praying it is just side effects of the rads.  Debbie

  • denistd
    denistd Member Posts: 597
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    jim and i said:

    Praying it is just side

    Praying it is just side effects of the rads.  Debbie

    Appt

    Appointment at 9.45am tomorrow with H&N group at Hershey, will need a couple of Klonopin to sleep tonight. Denis

  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Sending positive vibes for tomorrow

    Denis....as others have said, we are in hyper-vigilance when it comes to anything above our shoulders.  I didn't have any "real" symptoms on my first go-round, so when scan time comes I borrow from everybody else's symptom bags.  Sending prayers that this is another of those bullets you dodge....( got a feeling it will be).

    p