Just wanted to check in and let you know how things were going

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I just wanted to post and let you all know how things were going. I am healing good. I had surgery 3 weeks ago and energy is back and trying to move on with life. I am still on restrictions so have not gone back to work yet. My tongue is still a little sore and actually have a little sore on the tip of my tongue. That's how the cancer started last time so I am a little concerned about it. I am in hopes it's just because my tongue is still a little numb and maybe I bit it. If it doesn't go away in the next few days I will be calling the Dr.to have it checked out. Neck is still a little sore but moving it a little easier each day. Hoping the scar blends a little better in time but I will take it to be cancer free!

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  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
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    Just wondering about you !
    NitaNita,
    Hey I was just wondering how you were doing. Glad to hear things are heading in the right direction ! The scars do get a bit less as time goes on...guess it's just our mark of being a survivor. So happy to hear your energy level has improved so fast ! Be good to yourself, and best of everything wished for you ! Katie
  • Grandmax4
    Grandmax4 Member Posts: 723
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    Happy
    to read you're doing fine~~~don't overdue, it's only been 3 weeks...
  • Ingrid K
    Ingrid K Member Posts: 813
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    Great News
    Hi Nita,
    good to hear from you. Sounds like you are doing really well all things considered.
    And amazing after only 3 weeks !! Your tongue being numb is normal at this time in your recovery, but if you are concerned about any bump or sore, make sure to run it by one of your doctors just to be sure.

    Keep up the good work !
  • osmotar
    osmotar Member Posts: 1,006
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    Great News
    It all takes time, but it sounds like you are doing very well.

    Linda
  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
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    osmotar said:

    Great News
    It all takes time, but it sounds like you are doing very well.

    Linda

    Happy to hear the positive
    Happy to hear the positive news.
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    doing fine
    NitaNita,

    Glad to hear you are doing so well and healing nicely. My neck scar is not even noticeable, it is pretty small though.

    Best,

    Matt
  • Laralyn
    Laralyn Member Posts: 532
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    Great news, and congratulations!
    So glad to hear you're doing well. :-)
  • Tim6003
    Tim6003 Member Posts: 1,514 Member
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    Laralyn said:

    Great news, and congratulations!
    So glad to hear you're doing well. :-)

    There she is ....
    Hi Nita ...glad you are doing well.....I too have not posted in bit (at least it seems like it) ..crazy busy in resort town here...

    I like what I saw Matt post (Civilmatt) recently .."don't borrow trouble" .. :) He makes a good point ...we all have been there, see something, wonder about it ....just get it checked at your next appt or make one to get it checked ...sure all will be fine ....you were caught VERY early compared to most of us on this board :)

    Best,

    Tim
  • LeoS2323
    LeoS2323 Member Posts: 160
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    Tim6003 said:

    There she is ....
    Hi Nita ...glad you are doing well.....I too have not posted in bit (at least it seems like it) ..crazy busy in resort town here...

    I like what I saw Matt post (Civilmatt) recently .."don't borrow trouble" .. :) He makes a good point ...we all have been there, see something, wonder about it ....just get it checked at your next appt or make one to get it checked ...sure all will be fine ....you were caught VERY early compared to most of us on this board :)

    Best,

    Tim

    Nita
    Hey Nita

    Glad you seem to be doing well after surgery. Having had a similar surgery some time ago, the geography of your mouth and neck are a bit different and you tend to have little pains and tingles and strange feelings going on with the healing process.

    Its hard not to worry and you need to keep an eye on things but the chances are this type of thing is just part of healing. There are little lumps and bumps of scar tissue and little pockets swelling stay in certain areas for a long time, but after the first few weeks none of it is majorly concerning and you get used to it.

    My scar is infinitely better than it was at the start - it mostly looks like a crease across my neck and the bit that goes up to my ear is fading. I was back training with my soccer team about 7 weeks after the surgery, and I played golf yesterday for the first time since the surgery so that was a good test for the scar tissue!

    I really hope you continue to heal well. I know from my point of view the first few weeks were fairly tough (I had a wound infection also) but after the good news from the pathology it was all tolerable - I suppose that makes it all worthwhile and you can take the pain if you have a light at the end of the tunnel.

    I remember posting that 5 weeks on I went on holiday to Dubai, 7 weeks on I was back playing sports. In the grand scheme of things the healing from the operation doesn't take too long before you feel back to normality. I don't even look at the scar all that much anymore which is a good sign, I couldn't take my eyes off it at first!

    All the best

    Leo
  • NitaNita
    NitaNita Member Posts: 56
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    LeoS2323 said:

    Nita
    Hey Nita

    Glad you seem to be doing well after surgery. Having had a similar surgery some time ago, the geography of your mouth and neck are a bit different and you tend to have little pains and tingles and strange feelings going on with the healing process.

    Its hard not to worry and you need to keep an eye on things but the chances are this type of thing is just part of healing. There are little lumps and bumps of scar tissue and little pockets swelling stay in certain areas for a long time, but after the first few weeks none of it is majorly concerning and you get used to it.

    My scar is infinitely better than it was at the start - it mostly looks like a crease across my neck and the bit that goes up to my ear is fading. I was back training with my soccer team about 7 weeks after the surgery, and I played golf yesterday for the first time since the surgery so that was a good test for the scar tissue!

    I really hope you continue to heal well. I know from my point of view the first few weeks were fairly tough (I had a wound infection also) but after the good news from the pathology it was all tolerable - I suppose that makes it all worthwhile and you can take the pain if you have a light at the end of the tunnel.

    I remember posting that 5 weeks on I went on holiday to Dubai, 7 weeks on I was back playing sports. In the grand scheme of things the healing from the operation doesn't take too long before you feel back to normality. I don't even look at the scar all that much anymore which is a good sign, I couldn't take my eyes off it at first!

    All the best

    Leo

    Just wanted to say...
    Thank you all for the sweet words. I am doing SO good and feeling wonderful. Sores went away and neck is healing good. I start back to work on Monday and have my first follow up on Aug 3. I will keep you all posted. Thanks for thinking of me!
  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
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    NitaNita said:

    Just wanted to say...
    Thank you all for the sweet words. I am doing SO good and feeling wonderful. Sores went away and neck is healing good. I start back to work on Monday and have my first follow up on Aug 3. I will keep you all posted. Thanks for thinking of me!

    Hello there !
    NitaNita,
    hey this is great news ! I am so happy for you ! Continued success and please keep us posted on how you and your hubby are doing and whats up ! Warmest regards, Katie
  • tommyodavey
    tommyodavey Member Posts: 727 Member
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    NitaNita said:

    Just wanted to say...
    Thank you all for the sweet words. I am doing SO good and feeling wonderful. Sores went away and neck is healing good. I start back to work on Monday and have my first follow up on Aug 3. I will keep you all posted. Thanks for thinking of me!

    Back to work
    Wow Nita,

    You should go back and read your first posts and compare those to now. It just brightens my day to read that you are going back to work and are healing so well.

    Congrats on your recovery!

    Tommy
  • Tim6003
    Tim6003 Member Posts: 1,514 Member
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    Back to work
    Wow Nita,

    You should go back and read your first posts and compare those to now. It just brightens my day to read that you are going back to work and are healing so well.

    Congrats on your recovery!

    Tommy

    Back to life as normal ...
    Great news Nita ...one thing for sure that will never be normal....you will always appreciate even more the blue sky and the green grass and the love of family....that's one thing I always thougth I did appreciate (and I really did) but now, it's even better!!!

    Keep us posted!!!! Take it easy at work!!!

    Tim
  • BarefootBob
    BarefootBob Member Posts: 72
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    So happy...
    I am so happy that you are healing well. Take you time for sure before going back to work. You wanna b as close to 1000% as possible. Keep it up!

    My prayers are w you,

    Bob
  • Kent Cass
    Kent Cass Member Posts: 1,898 Member
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    So happy...
    I am so happy that you are healing well. Take you time for sure before going back to work. You wanna b as close to 1000% as possible. Keep it up!

    My prayers are w you,

    Bob

    Nita
    Great to hear the Positive from you. Keep it going forward, girl.

    kcass