Doing things a little backwards since I already updated about my tattoo and didn’t update about my surgery on the 20th.
On the 3rd of April when I had my pre-op appointment for having my teeth out, they found a tumor under my tongue. Small, about 1cm in size. Considering my first tumor was 3.5cm in size, this was very tiny. Not non-existent (which I’d prefer, tbh), but small.
My oto surgery (Dr. F) decided on the 18th that it had to come out RIGHT NOW. So, I had surgery on the 20th.
I asked him flat out if my cancer was back and he didn’t say. What he said was that it was a ‘blip in my treatment’ and that we were going to get rid of it and go back to three month meets since the cells were abnormal.
As the pathology showed abnormal cells from before and two out of three pathologists agreed that it was likely my cancer returning, I wasn’t about to argue.
The lump in my neck didn’t show on a scan, so THAT was a good thing.
However, because they carved open my tongue again, I’m back to not doing a lot of talking (which I’m SURE my family is grateful for - no more yelling by mom! YAY!) and I’m back to eating yogurt and drinking soup if I can.
Also, I’ve lost about 15 pounds total in the two and a half weeks since my first surgery. It’s leveling out, though, so that’s a good thing. I won’t be supermodel skinny like they were afraid of, but I’m losing weight after all.
Not the BEST diet I’ve been on, let’s face it, but sometimes eating just isn’t worth the effort of pulling out the blender, the food processor, etc.
So, that’s your update for now. :) Love you all.