Reply to "Part of my story"

Hi, though I have not contributed on the site for a while I do look in on a daily basis and my heart goes out to you both. As you know from my previous emails I have not had radiotherapy as my oncologist didn't think it would benefit me, though I now live with the threat that it could return at any time, getting cancer twice in less than 2 years is no laughing matter. I don't know how I would cope if it comes back a third time and deep down I think they think it will. Since the last operation in February of this year my mouth has closed quite dramatically on the cancer side so I do all my eating on the left now but I manage, my face is painfull now but I try to live with it and am so glad to be alive. I think I have been very lucky with the back up service, I go to the local Macmillan centre for pamper afternoons and though I am the only one with head and neck cancer, most of them are breast cancer patients I do feel a kind of affinity with them as at the end of the day we are all cancer sufferers. My consultant has said that he won't agree to implants as he thinks I have been through to much surgery and I would need aT least 2 more operations to get implants but I am having a new plate made to fit my mouth as it is now so I will see how that goes I see the restorative dentis on Thursday of this week so will let you know what he says. My iPad is about to run out of power so will come back to you and carry on when battery has charged up again. Emmy
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