Monday, 28 April 2014

Time for a checkup

I missed my last 6 monthly checkup, I was overworked and ill at the time so didn't need the hassle.

But on what is now the 4 anniversary (yesterday) of my surgery I have to make an appointment to get a check up and one of my last free sessions with the torture queen they call a hygienist.

I have been getting a little discomfort of late around my surgical site so its probably best to have it checked, though I must stress to family and friends reading this, I often get discomfort around the area, mainly from grazing the tissue with hard food, or simply and more often too many yawns which can stretch the tendons at the back and cause some minor swelling. Depending on my mood I can get a bit freaked out..but am not in a down mood so am treating this as a simple irritation.

I have no lumps or bumps, it just feels a little sore, so I will get it checked. I did the on line appointment thing today so I will probably get an appointment in the next week or 2 after the spring holidays here have passed.

There's no other cancer news to relate, happy to say and I will report on findings after the appointment then hopefully fade this blog back into the obscurity it deserves. for at least another 6 months.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Anyone there?

Its been a long time since I updated this hasn't it...which is of course the idea...but I guess anniversaries are important...and I missed it again :D

So 4 years on...I need to book a checkup, I've been a bit lazy about that after missing my last one chased it up and I couldn't really be bothered to hassle but I suppose prudence means I need to sort it.

So how am I?

Still not quite mastered the ancient art of yawning..though  I edge nanometres closer every time..and its stull hurts like hell.

I still have numbness in my neck which sometimes drives me a little mad, its also still tender at 1 or 2 spots under the numbness and I'm always aware of it, pain on scale of 1 -10 about a not really a problem...I probably need to get a massage again to drain whatever fluids are accumulated there...

My lip never fully recovered, but my speech was not badly affected and I learned to compensate but I do occasionaly fluff the odd song lyric. If my face is cold though it is totally useless and I do lisp then. I do occasionally still bite my lip if I am eating a burger or something but overall its good.
My tongue regained most of its movement and feeling over time, there's still a teeny bit of numbness but no danger of biting it and not noticing.

My radiation burnt beard never grew back, and I need to shave whats left every day or so to avoid strange looks of my half bearded face.

And that's about it...I seem to be in average health for an old fart of 50..a few aches and pains non cancer related.

The Anniversary of the surgery is coming up...I might book a dental appointment for a clean and polish just to remind myself of the pain :D