Sep 30, 2007 - 10:02 pm
I am almost five months postop for a total neck resection that also cut my vocal cord and the nerves on the left side of my throat. I had two previous surgeries for tongue cancer and have only half a tongue. I am almost 8 weeks post radiation for a tumor that had grown around my carotid. I never had a feeding tube, get my extra calories from yogurt and Ensure, but have a terrible time dealing with the thick saliva and now a yeast infection in my mouth that does not respond to treatment. Any suggestions? I am able to eat solids, but it takes almost an hour/meal and although I do well in the a.m., by dinner I can barely swallow yogurt. I also cough a lot trying to bring up the mucous or swallow trying to get it down. Nothing seems to work. Will this get better? When? Anyone who's been there? HELP!!!