Saturday, January 30, 2010

Not Just Swollen Glands...

Leave it to me---I've been feeling somewhat under the weather all week and felt like a I had swollen glands. When I was rubbing under my chin, I noticed a very swollen gland along my jawline, about the size of a half-dollar.

So yesterday, I went to the ENT and it turns out that my salivary gland is infected and I have a stone in it!!! He put me on antibiotics and I have to follow-up with him on the 8th. Hopefully, the antibiotics will dissolve the stone. If not, I will have to have it removed surgically, which won't be a big deal. It doesn't really hurt, it just feels uncomfortable.

Unfortunately, the antibiotic is seriously messing with my stomach though! I'll spare you the gory details but suffice it to say that I rescheduled with my friend Joan again! Tucker is still at my my mom's so I was able to rest today.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Mike had a swollen salivary gland last year. It was probbed by the dentist and another Dr, but they couldn't feel the stone (it had already disolved or something). It eventually wnet away completely. Are you sucking on a lot of sour candys and lemons...that's supposed to help.