Hi John, many thanks for your reply considering I put my letter on the wrong bit of the website and I still hav'nt worked out how to transfer it, yes you are right about it being a bit like a sausage in the mouth, but it's also like my mouth is in a vice, and I get a bit panicky. Doctors and my Macmillan nurse have been brilliant, but at the end of the day they have not experienced it themselves, so it's really good to come across this site. It was quite a shock getting this cancer as I have never smoked, very rarely drink and have visited the dentist 4 times a year for the last 5/6 years, so when I was first diagnosed I felt very angry after the initial shock had worn off, but I realise now, I have a lot to be thankful for as they got all of the cancer out and didn't have to have further treatment. I have very bad shoulder pains, but hopefully these will get better in time as well. My next big hurdle is replacement teeth, initially the restorative dentist at the hospital spoke about magnetic teeth, I had to have 7 teeth removed, but as they have only a thin layer of bone left at the lowest point, my jaw looking at the x-Ray is a bit like a deep craytor I am petrified they may need to operate again, I know this sounds ridiculous, I desperately want some teeth back, as the teeth on the opposite side have all moved down towards the centre and they look a bit like fangs. I would really like to know what kind of questions I should be asking when I go in May so would welcome advice from all.
Kind regards Emmy