Saturday, January 26, 2008

I have the mumps!

The photo shows my jawline. This is not what I look like normally. Meet Fred Flintstone.
I woke up this morning with unusual pain in my jaw. Salivary glands. Oh no. It is one of the possible side effects of the radiation.

They are swollen, giant. They hurt.

I looked in the mirror. It is not me. It is a person with mumps. A Fred Flintsone looking jaw.

I immediately starting sucking on my lemon drops. My mom bought me 400 of them. I took Tylenol to help with the pain.

Hopefully, the damage to my salivary glands is no permanent--sometimes it is. I am sure the swelling will go down, but my salivary glands might not work, which would make me have a dry mouth forever, requiring me to have liquids with me at all time.

Time will tell.