Friday, February 10, 2012

JUST TAKE IT OUT!


What is the sublingual gland?
'The sublingual gland is a salivary gland about the size of an almond that lies underneath
the tongue in the floor of your mouth. Saliva drains from it through a number of small
tubes that open on the inside of the mouth underneath the tongue. The most common
reason for removing a sublingual gland is as a result of a blockage to these drainage
tubes. This can lead to a swelling, a cyst called a ranula
'
-source


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I've been dealing with sublingual salivary gland problems since August. I have had two attepted removals of the blockage by an oral surgeon (worst procedures ever), and two attempts by an ENT. One of those attempts was a full fledged surgery while the other one was an office procedure.

None of the procedures worked.

It's time to remove the offending gland, folks, and I could not be more ready. No more messing around with trying to simply remove the "blockage." The gland has to go. Pack your bags, gland! You gettin' an eviction notice!!!
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Surgery is scheduled for March 2nd.

3 Comments:

Blogger Kimberly June said...

Good luck! Hope the procedure is relatively painless with a speedy recovery.

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get that out of there! Already hurt too much and cost too much. OUT! You go!

2:06 PM  
Blogger "Miss Bee" said...

I'm glad it is scheduled. I'm ready for you to be whole again.

7:42 PM  

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