I'm intrigued that they didn't check pathology while you were on the table. They've done that on both of my previous surgeries this year and will on next week's procedure. It does mean being anesthetized for two hours each time but allows them to remove more tissue right then instead of having to heal and go back for more.
Very pleased that you are healing well. Sorry you are still in pain but hang in there, it will get better each day!!
Sending healing vibes!!
Catherine, SCC floor of mouth DX 2010,unclear margins, PET scan clear, no chemo or rad,biopsy in 9/2010, 2nd excision 10/2010 didn't get all carcinoma in situ; partial gloss & excis. right floor 2/2/2011 margins clear. Part.gloss-10/5/2011 sev dys clean marg. HPV neg. Don't smoke or drink. SCC floor of mouth left side 4/2016. Dysp excis. rt palate 7/2017 Part gloss sev dys lat marg 2/2019 Part gloss free flap rt neck disc 5/2020 Part gloss bilat neck disc 7/2020 33 rad 3 cis.