Reply to "10 years on and problems"

Hi I'm over 2 and a half years after radiotherapy after having the side of my tongue removed and a neck dissection and I found I started suffering with difficulties swallowing and the dryness was getting worse. I had to fight to get swallow tests done which happened recently and I have been given exercises to do and told just continue with the easy diet of sloppy foods, that I have reverted back to. I also have persistant oral thrush now too but been told I have had lots of meds for that and now to just start scraping my tongue to remove it. Been told radiotherapy can cause lots of issues with swallowing and the dryness can get worse even after 10 years......it isn't easy is it? We just plod on but we are still the lucky ones.  I was starting to worry that the thrush may have been something more sinister because it wasn't going but my dentist told me no my mouth looks healthy. Am thinking of booking more regular check ups with my dentist instead of every 6 months just for that little bit of reassurance.

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