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Monday, August 8, 2011

Update on Appointment

All the praying worked! This doctor, who I loved, said almost the same thing as the oral surgeon. The only difference was that it is not basal cell. It is a carcinoma but he said they can't say for sure that it is cancer. I understood him (and so did Leo) that it was funky cells that could turn into something more serious (along the same lines as precancerous) so it has to come out. I have to have a more extensive surgery (that only means that I will be asleep, thank God) where they take a significant piece to make sure they get it all. He said it won't affect speech or eating after recovery which should be about a week. He said that he would be extremely surprised if it turned out to be cancer because I have no risk factors. He gave me a worst case scenario but said he is pretty confident that won't be the case (it involved another surgery but at Loyola). I find out tomorrow when the surgery will be and I NEVER thought I'd be this excited or this relieved to find out I have to have surgery but he said after that, I'D BE DONE!! Yes, it will suck because it will be the biopsy times two but it could have been so much worse so it is hard for me to even complain about it.

He also said, this had nothing to do with anything I ate! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the prayers. If you could just keep saying them until it is completely over, I would really appreciate it!

E.S. thanks for the chocolate pudding and strawberries. It tastes just like the real thing! V.P, thanks for the soup (it's my favorite kind) and T.J., thanks for saving me a trip!

4 Comments:

At August 8, 2011 at 3:54 PM , Blogger sloyer_d said...

xoxoxo

 
At August 8, 2011 at 7:07 PM , OpenID landamongthestars said...

That is wonderful news!!!

 
At August 9, 2011 at 7:07 AM , Blogger Kendra Mareva said...

Indeed, it is fantastic news! :)

 
At August 10, 2011 at 11:45 AM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Thanks, Ladies! The only thing better would have been no surgery and I knew that wasn't going to happen. So relieved!

 

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