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  • friskyfoxie has replied to a post on the message board

    I haven't had the jaw replacement yet but as in my previous messages to the other respondents, I suggest you ask your doctor about swallow/speech therapy to help with the eating.  And my doctor also recommends 1000 mgs. of Vitamin E daily along with a.m. and p.m. doses of Pentoxifyllline.  The swallow therapy is helpful as because I am numb down the left side of my jaws as well as my lower lip.  This c...

    July 05 at 7:18 PM view post
    • friskyfoxie has replied to a post on the message board

      Are you in the US or where.  I am curious as to how the health care in various countries treats this surgery.  My doctor has prescribed Pentoxifylline, 400 mgs, am and pm to promote blood flow.  He also has me on 1000 mgs of Vitamin E.  Nevertheless, my jaw problem advances, but who knows how bad it would be without those prescriptions.  Also, have you done swallow therapy and explored what t...

      July 05 at 7:12 PM view post
      • friskyfoxie has replied to a post on the message board

        Are you in the US or where.  I am curious as to how the health care in various countries treats this surgery.  My doctor has prescribed Pentoxifylline, 400 mgs, am and pm to promote blood flow.  He also has me on 1000 mgs of Vitamin E.  Nevertheless, my jaw problem advances, but who knows how bad it would be without those prescriptions.  Also, have you done swallow therapy and explored what t...

        July 05 at 7:09 PM view post
        • friskyfoxie has created a new message board discussion

          First, I know your post was from 2015,but I wonder if your doctor has prescribed Salagen for your dry mouth?  Using Biotene mouthwash and toothpaste is also helpful. I am an eighty year old woman from the US who would like feedback from anyone who has had jaw replacement due to necrosis resulting from radiation.  I survived Stage 4 squamomous head and neck cancer in 1999 with a head and neck dissection and...

          June 18 at 3:53 PM view discussion
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          Patient, Survivor
          Head and Neck Cancer
          Radiation, Surgery

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