Nov 22, 2013 - 3:04 pm
My story is much like everyone else's here..glad to be a survivor...original cancer was tongue..squamous cell hemiglissectomy with unilateral neck dissection done in 2002 with radiation to follow. Did fine until November of 2012 when we discovered osteoradionecrosis set in and basically ate up lower jaw necessitating fibula free flap. This was successfully done in September of this year..thank God! My question is this..how do you handle the hair growth inside the mouth! I pluck and pluck and pluck! Some I can't see and my tongue is raw from the stubble! Docs says its a good thing ..means we have good blood supply..which I am grateful for but there has got to be a way to get rid of these hairs! I still have a couple of surgeries to go before I can have teeth at bottom again but overall life is good. :). I am having some residual pain in the operative leg, mostly at knee and just below..anyone else with similar issues?
Thanks for any and all advice!