Aug 02, 2002 - 4:13 am
Is this as unusual as I'm being told by my physicians? I've never smoked a cigarette ever and I'm a very occasional social drinker. My surgery was completed on March 13, 2002 and after a couple of weeks I returned for 6 weeks of radiation treatment which ended June 21st. I'm getting used to the new "hole in my head" however, since I'm a radio talk show host (Mon-Sat) and a public relations professional, I need my mouth to maintain my livlihood. I maintained my talk show during my radiation treatments by numbing my mouth with Lidocaine and other pain medications. I continue to share my journey with my audience who have been enormously supportive. A neck dissection found no cancer in 58 lymph nodes removed and tested, but today I have a very swollen lymph node under my left chin. Should I be concerned? Any response would be helpful. Thanks so much and bless you all.