Feb 06, 2014 - 4:22 am
Well I had my four month check up with my ENT oncologist, and all looks good in the throat and neck. Have a sore spot in my neck we'll keep a close watch on but think it is just a sore muscel, and I'm getting some feeling back. No scans needed yet but he did write NED on my report. I'll go with that.
I guess we say phrases and never really think about them to much. I remember thinking when I was told that the only way I could survive the surgery was if they took out my voice box and had a treach put in. I thought, I can live with that, but really it was I can't live, without that. I know the odds are one in four the cancer will come back but I did not need radation so the 75% it won't is what I have to think about. Had to have my TEP changed, again. Just had it changed last month because of leaking. Now it seems to be to long and they don't want to wait two more months and have more asperating spells. Last one I ended up in the ER 220 miles away. We have a great hospital in town, but they have not really delt with neck breathers and TEP's so I'll drive the four hrs when needed. If The TEP comes out then I go local and they can put in the cathiter, then I drive four hrs to get it replaced. I have the spare part and have someone one hour away in an emergency could put it in the next day as a favor. Sorry for the rambeling but the acid reflex has been real bad the last seven days and causing some small problems. Wow I really miss the sphincter muscle keeping things down.
Have a great tomorrow;