Hi All, Two areas I need help with... The first is after my three year fever went away (yeaaaa, fingers crossed it wont come back) I now have severe swallowing problems. It started over a year ago within a few hours after a root canal. It went away for a while somewhat and now is back so much that all i can do, again, is liquify/puree my foods. I have lost 10 or more pounds in less than a month and my throat i think has bleeding ulcers on the back on tongue (lingual tonsil area I think?) Been to many ENTs and dentist - they care so little it always suprises me...still. Need to talk about another thing too...lately not that lack of family support isn't bad enough already but my family is playing "I could be sick and get well better and faster than you" mode. In other words, everytime I speak with my parents (by phone) they bring me to tears saying "they would keep trying", "they wouldn't give up", "they'd find an answer", "they'd get a great and caring doctor" you get the picture. And being in the very bad place that I am in - not being able to eat following a three year fever I am just not sure how much more I can take. Anyway I guess this is a vent of sorts. I am scared. I try to be brave. But my survival fears are sky high and there is so much lose of control with this illness. It just seems too much to bear for me anymore. I am so glad you all are here - it does help me feel much less alone. Anyway, my prayer this Easter eve is hope that someone out there, like me, will have a message for me, or an idea, or help or guidance. God Bless You All, Elisabeth May Easter bring us all some much needed comfort and relief.