Hi Joan, Winnie, Ken, Mimi and Chloe. Joan, unfortunately my saliva is not back to normal and I have to go everywhere with a bottle of water, but it doesn't stop me from doing anything. I've recently started using salagen on prescription and am hoping it will improve matters. My taste is absolutely fine, but I can no longer eat spicy foods or drink wine. Still, who needs them!! I'm a lot healthier, lost two stone in weight and am back in size 12 clothes for the first time since I was about 18. A student commented on how young I was looking the other day!!
Winnie, my diagnosis was as a result of a visit to the doctor with ear ache. I thought I needed to have my ear syringed, as I this had been necessary in the past.Instead, I was told that my tonsil was greatly enlarged and was referred to a specialist. The doctor spotted the problem only two days after I had been to the dentist. Needless to say I have changed my dentist!
Ken - good luck with the job applications. I was lucky that I managed to get by without ever going on to a peg and had somebody cover my job on a temporary basis.
Mimi - I'm looking forward to announcing my second anniversary. I've celebrated the first anniversary three times this week. I've now moved to two monthly checks now.
Good luck everybody. It can be done.