Dec 13, 2010 - 11:08 pm
I posted this in the Head & Neck boards, so if you have seen this before, you aren't seeing things
Hubby Pat had his surgery Oct 1 - radical neck dissection and a complete laryngectomy. Right after his surgery, his doctor told me that if the surgery had been postponed by a week or two, he would have died. The tumor was growing very, very fast.
The doc took everything he could see and all the lymph nodes. He said he had to peel the tumor off of hubby's carotid artery. All that was left was microscopic cells.
That was a little over two months ago.
The doctor called with hubby's scan results today.
He has a tumor at the base of his skull. It is inoperable. The cancer has come back. You can feel it right behind his ear; it's about the size of a peach pit. And it's growing fast.
The doc had been talking about seeded radiation. Not anymore. And I don't know how he will make daily RTs when he can barely walk.
At least I know why his eye is so droopy all the time . . . .