So I was pretty darn excited to hear Dr. O'Malley say no chemo & out with the feeding tube ~ Yay! Maybe it was the donuts ~ made fresh daily at the Ice House, yo.
|Always ready with goodies I am.|
Next stop, Dr. O'Malley. He concurred with Trish and 1-2-3! out came the tube. Craig was amazed how long it was ~ gross, say I.
He said everything was healing nicely and set me up for my next appointment with Dr. Ahn, a Radiation Oncologist for the next day. We said good by to our friends at Doc O'Malley's office ~ a wonderful team of people whom we had total confidence in. (Plus, they complimented my baking.)
|Dorota (R) and her lil' sister!|
• I will have to apply flouride gel to my teeth daily for the rest of my life.
• My saliva glands will be fried so I will have dry mouth for the rest of my life.
• I may have to have a stomach feeding tube put in towards the end of the treatment because my throat will be too sore to take food & drink.
All those years of smoking were SO NOT WORTH THIS. This is what I did to myself.
The good side is, it will get rid of my facial hair on my chinny-chin-chin:) and most of all, hopefully will fry any cancer cells still running amok in my neck.
There was a few things in it that made me giggle. This is one of them:
After hearing all this dismal news, I was feeling a little weepy because I'm a Dental Wimp. All's I can say is Thank God for Fairy God Mothers and Fairy God Friends. One friend decorated our entranceway for the season, plus left a fun goody bag, full of delightful & thoughtful things. I know I'll be using that Teddy, Mo!
|Shadow approves of Mums|
|Corn Shock & adorable scarecrow decor added.|
|Ain't he cute?|
|A Bounty of Booty Bag delights! The shaw around Teddy is a Prayer Shaw, knitted by the|
Ladies of First Methodist Church in Phoenixville. Thank you ladies!
"How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!"
I think I'll start on the tail:)