I got the results on my follow up ultra sound guided biopsy and the mass in my neck is just a bunch of dead cells. I was more nervous about these results than I was about my first pet scan, but what a relief.
My oncologist reminded me that the regeneration of the taste buds is very difficult to predict but this and the dry issues are an acceptable annoyance.
Also had a good visit with the dentist at the cancer agency who says my teeth are fine (the ones they didn’t extract prior to treatment)so they are going to start fitting me for bridges shortly.
The dentist also gave me a solution for my tongue called Nystatin to help get rid of the black build up on my tongue and it seems to be working.
All’s good for now, thank you all for your support and
even though I don’t post often I do read your posts and will continue to do so as there are so many of you that I feel close to. Always know that I care deeply for you and continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Glad to heat the biopsy was negative! Keep up the good work.
Thanks Paul – thinking of you during your tough decision making time and keeping you in my prayers. I know you will make the best decision for you.
Keep up the good fight.
Great news. What a relief for you.
Thanks Angie, I hope that all my friends here (well everyone suffering with this monster) gets the same result down the road.
I’m glad it was not cancer! What a relief!
take a long bike ride to celebrate.
Thanks Sandyjo. I am looking forward to spending more time on my bike.
Good to hear the ultra sound and biopsy came out ok Dan. Sounds like you’re getting back into your rythem. You look good man. I see no beard so I’m assuming hair hasn’t grown back. It takes time. Hope you’re eating well and no throat restrictions. Regards, Frank
Thanks Frank, I always benefit from your advice and comments. No beard yet, and still not swallowing like normal, but maybe I have a new normal now :)
The doc reminded me that the return of taste is one of the hardest things to predict – but I am not complaining. Hope you are well
I hope you are doing well! I just learned that my brother has throat cancer and the doctors will know in a few days if it is treatable or not. He wants to actually email someone who has been dealing with it so he can ask some questions for himself. Not sure if you check your mail in here but if you do, please respond back :) Thank-you!