Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Laser treatment- what to expect #195660
01-30-2018 10:27 PM
01-30-2018 10:27 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 18
J
jeff hornaevk Offline OP
Member
jeff hornaevk  Offline OP
Member
J

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 18
Hello everyone,

After some excellent suggestions from people on this board I went to see an ENT at a CCC and am scheduled to get a CO2 laser to remove mild-moderate dysplasia under my tongue. What should I expect from this? It's nothing compared to what most people here went through but I am still curious.

thanks!

Re: Laser treatment- what to expect [Re: jeff hornaevk] #195692
02-06-2018 03:23 PM
02-06-2018 03:23 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 18
J
jeff hornaevk Offline OP
Member
jeff hornaevk  Offline OP
Member
J

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 18
Update: operation was today. Choked on some blood lol. Dr took out another spot believed to be geographic tongue but just to be sure. Sore as hell now just waiting for my percocet.

Re: Laser treatment- what to expect [Re: jeff hornaevk] #195695
02-06-2018 07:21 PM
02-06-2018 07:21 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 10,384
PA
C
ChristineB Offline
Administrator, Director of Patient Support Services
ChristineB  Offline
Administrator, Director of Patient Support Services
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)
C

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 10,384
PA
Wishing you a speedy recovery!!! I hope you are able to quickly get past the pain and get back on your feet soon. Ive been in your situation with having a tumor removed by laser. It was cauterized to prevent bleeding but boy did it hurt like heck the first couple days. Im kinda wimpy and dont deal very well with pain. I have no doubt you are much tougher than me.

Do you know if your doctors are testing what was removed? Im wondering since a second spot was also removed. Keep us posted when you are feeling better.

Be well!!!


Christine
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 smile
Re: Laser treatment- what to expect [Re: jeff hornaevk] #195696
02-06-2018 07:46 PM
02-06-2018 07:46 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 18
J
jeff hornaevk Offline OP
Member
jeff hornaevk  Offline OP
Member
J

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 18
Hello! Yes they are testing what was removed since they didn't do the original biopsy. So welcome anxiety! Thanks for responding. 😉

Re: Laser treatment- what to expect [Re: jeff hornaevk] #195697
02-07-2018 01:24 PM
02-07-2018 01:24 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 109
Kansas
W
WZ Offline
Senior Member (100+ posts)
WZ  Offline
Senior Member (100+ posts)
W

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 109
Kansas
Jeff

Is CO2 laser an outpatient surgery?


WZ | Stage 4, Tonsillar Cancer Aug, 2002
Re: Laser treatment- what to expect [Re: jeff hornaevk] #195698
02-07-2018 04:17 PM
02-07-2018 04:17 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 18
J
jeff hornaevk Offline OP
Member
jeff hornaevk  Offline OP
Member
J

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 18
Yes it was done in a hospital. I was in there only a total of 4 hours.

Re: Laser treatment- what to expect [Re: jeff hornaevk] #195703
02-08-2018 08:00 AM
02-08-2018 08:00 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 109
Kansas
W
WZ Offline
Senior Member (100+ posts)
WZ  Offline
Senior Member (100+ posts)
W

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 109
Kansas
Wishing you a speedy recovery!


WZ | Stage 4, Tonsillar Cancer Aug, 2002
Re: Laser treatment- what to expect [Re: jeff hornaevk] #195732
02-16-2018 11:52 PM
02-16-2018 11:52 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 18
J
jeff hornaevk Offline OP
Member
jeff hornaevk  Offline OP
Member
J

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 18
Update: other lesions were nothing and the original one removed wasn't worth biopsying again- he said he got it all! Whoo hoo smile


Moderated by  Brian Hill 

Support OCF


Help OCF

Shop Amazon and Help OCF

Top Posters(All Time)
ChristineB 10,384
davidcpa 8,311
Cheryld 5,260
EzJim 5,260
Brian Hill 4,744
Newest Members
japerdue, LMC5183, TheWombat, Andorea, oc12
12194 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums23
Topics17,583
Posts194,225
Members12,194
Most Online306
Aug 21st, 2016
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1