Nov 23, 2010 - 4:50 am
I havent been on here for a while, was busy dealing with chemo & rads of which i recently finished 4 weeks ago.
On 26th July this year,I was operated on for cancer in the mouth, they dug a big hole out of my mouth and took some skin flaps from my left wrist to fill the hole, i spent 3 weeks in hospital,then 2 weeks recovering at home before doing a 7 week course of rads & chemo with Cisplatin.
During the first few weeks of being at home and on the rads chemo course, i managed to be able to start eating again of sorts, soups,jellies,and pureed food to some extent plus the canned high cal drinks through my Peg.
Now 4 months from the op, i have a lump in the lymph area under my jaw bone on the opposite side of the operation, it is sometimes painful and sometimes not, and sometimes feels bigger,but never quite disappears, my doctor says it could be the cancer coming back, now i am very pissed off and scared as to what will happen now.
Has this happened to any of you? and is it possible that it may be an infection or a blockage?
I go for a ultrasound scan & biopsy next week.
I realy dont want to have to go through another operation on my face, i was very fortunate this time round not to have too much facial scarring,