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Delayed Gratification

The good news? I did get my Botox treatment today. The not so good news? Rags will be part of my future for a week. That is how long it will take to have the full effect. And I did get a refill on my three other anti saliva drugs so maybe I will be able to reduce the volume of drool a bit. So when you get Botox for drooling they stick a long needle in four points on your head. The first two were easy and hard. Those are the Parotid Gland. (The source of light saliva) The first one was no pain. The second one no pain on injection, but man, the Botox really burned on the second part of the shot. Same story with a twist for the two lower spots on my head. That is called the Submandibular Gland (and the source of thick slimy saliva) The twist, the doctor told me she had to search for the gland with the needle and "it may be uncomfortable" . First one no problem. Second one, it was definitely painful as she searched for the gland and the Botox hurt like heck! But I am through and my mental attitude is good. I know relief is on the way and I have a pretty good handle on the rag in the mouth thing now. I can do it another week if I have to.


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Russ Newton
Russ Newton
17 de dez. de 2021

I wish to drink but I don't like Injecting it! Drinking without taste is not for me!

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Mark Dtayo
Mark Dtayo
17 de dez. de 2021

Good to hear that you are in good spirits. Life is better now that you are not waiting until 01/08/22 to start the process! Hopefully the drool is reduced substantially over the next few of days. By my math(suspect!!) you should improve about 14 - 15 % every day. Enjoy that rib and have some more cookies and milk to celebrate(can you add tequila to the mix?!?)

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