Jul 03, 2006 - 9:42 pm
I had a hemiglossectomy in February of 2004 which took away nearly half of my tongue and part of the back of my throat. The first cancer surgery was in 1983. I have had several smaller tongue surgeries until the massive Hemiglossectomy. My problems are I cannot swallow, am on a feeding tube for all my food and speech is strained. The biggest challenge is I have a large continual mucous buildup in my chest. I cannot cough hard enough to clear it and I cannot swallow to clear it. I have exhausted every known physician suggestion from mouthwash to vinegar. Does anyone else suffer from this situation? Any successful remedies? Thank you.