On a different note

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Mar. 10th, 2014 | 05:24 pm
mood: relievedrelieved

I got results back from pathology today and the perotid tumor was (in their best estimate) a benign pleomorphic adenoma, as expected. As it is now gone from me, there is nothing more to do.

One nerve was (intentionally) severed which connects up to my earlobe, so I will not be able to feel my right earlobe for the rest of my life. The rest of my facial nerve function should return gradually over the next several months.

For the next two years I am to be especially careful to avoid sunburns on the right side of my face as it was, er, more or less peeled off my skull during surgery, so the blood supply to that area is a bit impaired, won't repair damage as well as usual.

However! The main good-news part is I do not have cancer, nor did I, and can go back to worrying about things killing me in my 70s, not my 30s! Yay!! More exclamation points!!!

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bblum

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from: bubblingbeebles
date: Mar. 11th, 2014 01:26 am (UTC)
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the right side of my face ... was ... more or less peeled off my skull during surgery

wow, i am glad i did not click through to the gory images in the earlier post.

glad everything is ok!

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tobo

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from: nibot
date: Mar. 12th, 2014 05:35 pm (UTC)
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Huzzah! This is good news of the first order!

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la belle canadienne

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from: bixie
date: Mar. 17th, 2014 12:21 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad! That kind of stuff is scary.

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