As much as I’d love to say my Essential Oils healed me, it is not so in this case. Treatment with Palmarosa EO did help for a weekend but it didn’t solve the larger issue of having a blocked salivary gland. This time, Essential Oils were a band-aid which most likely helped draw out a very small portion of the over abundant moisture.
My blockage seems to be in the exit dumping saliva into the mouth. Something as simple as a scratch from a potato chip could have caused duct damage and allowed the opening to heal shut overnight. I’m sure the doctor may check out a few other possibilities but he didn’t seem too concerned upon initial visit.
For now, I’m opting for a solution involving the creation of a new opening. For me, that is much less invasive than removing the entire gland. Removal carries with it a much higher risk of nerve damage. Color me crazy but if I have to eat food for the rest of my life, I would much prefer tasting it!
So long dear, soon-to-be-deflated friend. It has been nice knowing you and I honestly hope to never meet again. Happy trails and all that jazz! I will be sure to update my blog for all those twisted fun-seekers who care to share in the aftermath.