Firstly thank you all for your continued support it truly is appreciated……
On Tuesday I learnt my fate, had a meet with my oncologist, so basically it is a tumour, at the back end of my tongue, it is larger than we first though but still treatable, however it’s location disallows surgery, so it will be zapped using both Chemotherapy and radiation treatment,
Prior to treatment tho, they need to remove all my wee gnashers, under a general anaesthetic (thankfully) and once the swelling subsides they will start to prep me for treatment, ie: they will fit a PEG, into my stomach which will allow food and nutrition,
The treatment itself is administered on a daily basis, it’s called Chemo-Radiation with Cisplatin, Cisplatin being the big dog, so 30 zaps of this sh*t with the chemotherapy should kill off the tumour, but here’s the rub, the side effects are horrendous, or can be, everyone is different so I guess I’ll just need to suck it up and see, I’ve read it changes you as a person, so hopefully I don’t come out the other side as Heimdall,
The good part is, I’ll have a brand new set of chompers, top and bottom, and I won’t care if I look like Methadone Mick from ‘Still Game’, I will have come through this, the recovery period can be as long as you want it to be, but in general terms 6-8 weeks, however there are no rules, again everyone is different and you take as long as you need, so that’s it guys, your updated, I’m just waiting to hear from the orthodontist for a date, no doubt tho I will have to be covid tested and self isolate three days before the op.
So a Massive Thank You to you all for supporting me, I know you have my back and that is a great comfort,
Y N W A