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My husband had a selective right neck dissection in August 2012. Last night I just noticed that his right scapula protrudes much more then his left scapula. It is very obvious and I'm not sure if it is from nerve damage related to surgery or if it has something to do with the radiation he is currently receiving. We have 10 more radiation treatments after today and one more chemo the week of Thanksgiving...yuk. But , getting there one day at a time.

Thanks to all of you.


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radical neck dissection. Here's a pretty good review. The term to describe this finding is "winged scapula," appropriately enough. http://www.surgeoncosmetic.com/article-spinal-accessory-nerve.aspx


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You are an excellant care giver. God bless you ! I have asked about this myself and was told it was due to my radical resect done. Praying for you guys that all continues to improve each and every day ! Katie (and yes please remember to take time for you !)

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neck dissection along with her larnyx removed....

Ahhhh...but wanted to congratulate you two on getting to the countdown...the single digits are just around the corner...OH what a great day that was for me!!


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Thanks Phrannie. Just want this over with but then scared about all the long term side effects to come.

Hope you are doing well

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Well I learned something today “winged scapula”.

Like P51 I am happy you are moving into single digits. As for Thanksgiving, I had to go through a couple of “big family meals” while I was not eating. If he can eat, great, if not, make him a special smoothie.



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but looks like you got some good info ....

Keep us posted!



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Glad you and Dave are making the trip, I am down to 5 radiations, lost 50 + pounds, nauseated a lot of the time. getting better a little at a time.
Best wishes....

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Jim, My signifying other recently switched to Zofran and it took away the nausea. Have you tried it?


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Thanks Jim and good luck on the approaching end of treatment. We are not too far behind. Halleluia.


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