Administrator, Director of Patient Support Services
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)
Joined: Jun 2007
Thanks for posting your update. Its been a while and I had hoped everything was well.
Ive been thru the scraping of the bone and its really not that bad. I chose to stay awake and just get a local for the procedure. It took maybe 2 minutes at the very most for the oral surgeon to scrap the bone and put a couple stitches in. Honestly it was one of the easier procedures Ive been thru. I would rather do the bone scraping than HBO any day.
Hang in there, you are past the worst of it.
PS... I moved Jewells original post over to a new thread in the Introduce Yourself section if you want to leave a reply for her.
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive