So I saw my Oncologist this morning for one of my six week follow up exams.
I am 6 months out of a left neck dissection and tonsillectomy. I have SCC Unknown Primary and have had surgery only.
I was in for a scoping today and all that other fun stuff. He felt something concerning down my throat and was putting the scope down there for a closer look.
Speaking to his assistant, my Oncologist meant to say - Please hold the scope while I put my finger in his mouth. What he actually said was - Please hold the scope while I put my tongue in his mouth. Hilarity ensued.
Despite tubes in my nose and hands down my throat and a possible tumor growth I laughed so hard that he had to stop his exam briefly. In what was a very serious and even somber examination, funny happened and was proof to me that joyous, funny moments can happen at anytime and in anyplace.
Further exam showed this area of concern to be more than likely scar tissue. Otherwise all looked good...I guess we call that NED.
I'm one of the only Unknown Primary cases where radiation has not been used in this center and with every exam it becomes more and more clear that a real miracle happened here.