Some background reading…

In one of the Canadian Editions of Reader’s Digest, in the ‘Medical Breakthroughs’ there is an article about portions of the surgery that I underwent. It specifically references two of the surgeons and radiation specialists on my team: Jha and Seikaly. These two were instrumental in the development of the use of forearm tissue to replace damaged tissue in the back of the throat and the tongue, and for the saliva gland transplant. I’m having trouble find a copy of the article on the Internet, but I will post the link here if I can find it. It mentions that … Continue reading Some background reading…

Just a hint…

There are certain day-to-day frustrations that accompany this bloody condition, some of which are directly tied to the nature of the surgery performed. But I think that maybe, just maybe I’ve found a solution to one of them; contact with water. It makes bathing annoying, showering very frustrating and so far, use of the hot tub, which would help with the shoulder issues, completely out of the question. The frustration with showering and bathing is that the forearm skin graft that must be protected from shampoos and soaps, and kept reasonable dry while showering. It can be done with or … Continue reading Just a hint…