I think I might have one of those stones in my future - I had a glandular one (Forget what the gland is called right now in the mouth???) but they say it prefaces kidney stones down the line. (Fingers crossed)
I'm assuming your talking about the parotid gland (saliva gland in the cheek). I had one stone removed from the right parotid gland 2 years ago and now I'm waiting for a sialogram to see if the other side has a stone.
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Marc.