The Next Chapter!
Tomorrow, I'll have a new PEG tube 'installed.' New surgeon since the previous one is on vacation, or booked or something and couldn't do it until July 29, which is just too late. I am so not thrilled about more anesthesia since I do not tolerate it well when I'm healthy, and three weeks into radiation I can only assume it won't be any easier.
But, I bought a portable air conditioner for my bedroom today so at least I'll be cool during the rest of my treatment and recovery.
Stage IV SCC lt lateral tongue, surgery 5/19/08 (partial gloss/upper neck dissection left side/radial free flap reconstruction) IMRT w/weekly Cisplatin & Erbitux 6/30/08, PEG 1 6/12/08 - out 7/14 (in abdominal wall, not stomach), PEG 2 7/23/08 - out 11/20/08, Tx done 8/18/08
Second SCC tumor, Stage 1, rt mobile tongue, removed 10/18/2016, right neck dissection 12/9/2016
Third SCC tumor, diagnosed, 4/19/2108, rt submandibular mass, HPV-, IMRT w/ weekly Cisplatin, 5/9 - 6/25/2018, PEG 3 5/31/2018