Author Topic: No more stress after 7 long years +  (Read 873 times)

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No more stress after 7 long years +
« on: September 20, 2013, 07:51:42 pm »
After 7 years and 8 procedures, the cancer on my nose has finally been eliminated and my new implant is up to scratch - so to speak. After the initial skin graft broke down and the cancer re-appeared in October, I have had 11 hours of surgery (4 operations by an amazing team at Swansea's Morriston Hospital) replacing the old tissue with new tissue from my cheek. Today I had photos taken of my "beautiful" virtually invisible nose flap, (which will be used for teaching and demonstrating how well this pretty advanced technique can work) and sent on my way.
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Yesterday I was screened for Aortic Aneurysm and was OK. All 65 year old males are offered screening here in Wales. A good idea as, if you have one and it ruptures, you have a very high chance of dying very rapidly.

So, this is a weekend that I am going to enjoy ................... :)

NHS? Brilliant!

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: No more stress after 7 long years +
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 08:23:13 pm »
Fantastic news!
Getting there...

nicknack

  • Fledgling Swampy
Re: No more stress after 7 long years +
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2013, 08:49:38 pm »
Blimey. That's a bit of a saga. Time for a few Brains.
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Re: No more stress after 7 long years +
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2013, 10:27:44 pm »
Good news well done.
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barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: No more stress after 7 long years +
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2013, 12:26:43 am »
sounds great. I'm in awe of reconstructive surgery these days.  NHS++

marcusjb

  • Full of bon courage.
    • Occasional wittering
Re: No more stress after 7 long years +
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2013, 07:33:15 am »
Amazing stuff! Must be a massive relief.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: No more stress after 7 long years +
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2013, 07:37:34 am »
My father had a large lump of his tongue removed by the NHS in 2001 after the dentist spotted a cancer.  They also did the lymph nodes in his neck as a precaution (and for testing purposes).  He was warned his speech might be permanently affected.

Tongue cancer turned out to be malignant, but lymph nodes were clear and it never affected his speech at all.  This stuff very often works.  :thumbsup:
Never tell me the odds.

Re: No more stress after 7 long years +
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2013, 08:07:02 am »
Fab stuff.

Re: No more stress after 7 long years +
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2013, 03:05:10 pm »
great stuff
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