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Mon, Mar 11 2:03am · Scar tissue in throat caused by radiation and chemo treatment in Head & Neck Cancer

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More incredible than you realize.
In 1996 ,at age 44, I suffered a massive heart attack. The only reason I am still around is because I was already in Intensive Care when I went into cardiac arrest. Prior to this event , my overall health was excellant.
In 1999 I suffered a stroke resulting in partial paralysis to my left side. Over 90% of my muscle control returned after several months of therapy.
There is much more but these are the life threatening medical emergencies I've lived through.
Also have experienced 5 events which normally result in death. Electrocution, serious car accidents etc.

Tue, Mar 5 1:17pm · Extreme amounts of phlegm in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Cevimeline is supposed to thin your saliva. Glycopyrrolate is used to control excessive drooling.

Tue, Mar 5 9:18am · Extreme amounts of phlegm in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

I've taken Cevimeline and Glycopyrrolate with mixed results.

Mon, Feb 18 1:58am · Scar tissue in throat caused by radiation and chemo treatment in Head & Neck Cancer

In 2009 I discovered a lump in my throat. I was diagnosed as having squamous cell carcinoma of my left tonsil. I choose the University of Chicago for my treatment. I agreed to partake in a clinical trial that called for 50 radiation treatments (7500 rads per exposure) and chemo. I left the hospital in November of 2009. Cancer free. I remain cancer free today.
However, 50×7500 rads of exposure burned me up inside and outside. I discharged from the hospital looking like I just survived Hiroshima. This was a huge ordeal. My epiglottis stopped functioning as a side effect of the radiation. I was further diagnosed as suffering from dysphagia due radiation treatment. High potential for aspiration kept me on a feeding tube for almost 3 years.
Somehow I was able to teach myself to swallow again and had been enjoying a limited diet until January of last year.
Seems I developed ORN in my left lower jaw. Needless to say the jaw finally fractured.
In April of 2018 I underwent a surgery to remove a dead and diseased portion of my lower left jaw. It was then replaced with a section of my left fibula. This was a huge operation that took about 10 hours. This miracle was accomplished at Loyola Hospital.
The area around my mouth is now numb because nerves were severed during the surgery. I am once again on a food tube and this time I believe it's permanent.
Food for thought concerning your treatment.

Nov 10, 2018 · Mucus in throat but lungs and sinuses clear in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

You mentioned its worst at night when horizontal. Suggest waiting minimum 2 hours after food or liquids before lying down horizontal. If you feel you have to go to sleep prior to 2 hour wait time, sleep upright in lazy boy chair or prop pillows behind back to keep chest upright.

Nov 10, 2018 · Mucus in throat but lungs and sinuses clear in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

My ent prescribed cevimeline 30 mg cap 3 times a day to thin the mucus it thins it but hasn't reduced the amount generating
Daily .was using Dollar store children's allergy relief same as benadryl . but I still have this constant thick mucus. I should mention too, I have nothing through the mouth as I have dysphasia (swallowing disorder)from head and neck cancer survivor of over 8 years ago. This last January my left jaw broke (due to osteoradionecrosis radiation long term effect) Loyola oral and plastic surgeons took my left fibula and gave me a new jaw at Loyola in Maywood, Illinois but I have not been able to take anything through the mouth and the mucus is worse. Looking forward to coming to mayo clinic to see if they can come up with Solution for constant mucas.