Jan 29, 2010 - 4:51 pm
I am new to this site and wanted to share my story and get feedback.
My husband found a mass in his neck and after biopsy was told it was SCC. He had surgery on Tuesday and had it removed along with his tonsils. He is still in the hospital and is struggling with the pain management. We were told 2-3 day hospital stay and now its looking much longer as he is reliant on the pain meds thru the pump. Radiation will begin in about 5 weeks and we were told this throat pain will come back. We have no pathology as yet. He too is experiencing numbness of the right ear, slurred speech and his mouth appears to have some nerve issues on that side as well. Docs say that should come back in about 8-10 weeks. It's frightening and would welcome any advice on the best way for me to help him with this.
I welcome your story.