if I have to have a partial neck dissection. Im creating a second post to my thoughts post. Seems the ENT will want to do another exam after the results of my PET scan, seems the SUV count (SUV count is picked up on the PET and I googled it, very confusing but seems to be related to many possibilities)
did drop from over 16 to around 7 which the Ent will want to possibly to a biopsy but not sure how and where, I do not feel any lump like I did back in March but I seem to have other symptoms from that time the ear ache for over a week now and a sore stiff neck and sore thoart. I know much of that could be post radiation but if I have to have a neck disection I was wanting to know what to expect, as many of you know I use crutches and a wheel chair, although you may not relate you would know if you thought it could affect my arm use... also how long is the hospitalization and if they have to remove a portion of the tongue how tough is that. I know Im just jumping way ahead of mayself but must admit Im scared. I so hoped as we all did that if i could survive the original fight I would be ok but just not sure Im able to fight again with this disease, I apologize to all those who have fought it more than once for my attitude but its just the way I feel.