Tongue Paralysis

Just Joyce
By Just Joyce Latest Reply 2015-03-22 11:58:20 -0500
Started 2015-03-10 20:15:48 -0500

This is an update for my friends. Those of you who know I had surgery 8 months ago, there has been very little change. I am getting on and off tingling from time to time. I have more noticeable feelings but that comes an goes. I also still have somewhat of a problem with swallowing. When I am tired I notice I slur my words. I am hoping that it gets better because I want and ice cream cone and it is very hard to lick them. I still do better drinking from a straw and small sips from a glass or cup. I am keeping my head up that by this time next year things will be much better.

14 replies

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2015-03-12 22:58:43 -0500 Report

Hey Joyce, thanks a lot for the update. Sorry to hear that you are not seeing improvement yet. I am hoping that changes soon. I am sending wishes and prayers your way. I am hoping to hear about how much you enjoyed an ice cream cone soon. You have a great attitude, as you always do. Please keep us posted, my friend. Gary

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2015-03-13 14:39:51 -0500 Report

Gary it has not slowed me down at all. If it comes back entirely that would be great. If not I will live with it. Sometimes you have to go with the flow. It beats not being able to chew without pain and swelling and I don't mind the swallowing problem. It is far better than it was. Baby steps lead to giant steps.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2015-03-22 11:58:20 -0500 Report

Hey Joyce, really glad to hear you are having some progress. I know it has been a few days since this post. How are you doing? Even better, I hope. Yes, baby steps add up to big steps. Thanks for the update, my friend.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-03-12 05:22:50 -0500 Report

Hi Joyce,
I was so praying that things had improved drastically by now. Now I'll pray for next year. I'm so sorry friend but what progress has been made may seem small but are really gaint steps. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Hugs, VL

tabby9146 2015-03-11 11:23:12 -0500 Report

I was wondering if it had cleared up completely or not. I sure hope that soon, it completely goes away Joyce.

lilleyheidi 2015-03-11 01:18:04 -0500 Report

I'm glad to hear that things are getting better and am hoping, like you that they continue to get better. You'll be licking ice cream soon. hugs,

haoleboy 2015-03-10 21:07:25 -0500 Report

I still slur my words and bite my tongue when I am tired … it's a feature, not a flaw.
No doubt in my mind that you will beat this my friend.

I slit a sheet
A sheet I slit
Upon a slitted sheet I sit

3 times quickly, please.



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