Updated ForeArm Photos and other updates.

As promised, here are a couple of shots of the forearm skin graft area. Remember that this is the area from which they pulled tissue to repair the back of the throat and the back of the tongue after removing the tumour and excising extra for ‘margins’. Please also note the long, thin scar running up the arm; this is where they removed the radial artery used in reconstructing/reconnecting the arteries and veins damaged during the surgery. Hmmm… I really need to use a bit more vitamin e cream on that.

By the way, the Lee Valley Tools mucking gloves work quite well. I would caution those of you with really big hands to try them on first, however. I find them a bit tight in the hand portion. Of course, you could just cut off the hand and use the sleeve section only.

Yesterday I went to the Cross Cancer Institute before physio to try to meet with Dr. Jha to discuss the radiation therapy. He was not available, but the nice young woman at the Head and Neck Clinic reception area printed out the tentative therapy schedule for me. Again, we start on January 25, 2008 and go for 31 sessions, basically Monday through Friday with holidays off, with a projected end date of March 10, 2008. Oh well, so much for being back to work on March 1, 2008. I’m going to see if there’s anyway I can handle some part time stuff during that period. If not, I will simply concentrate on my L2L program, the ITIL stuff, this blog, a companion website and generally documenting my current experiences. Gail is pretty insistent that I do some painting as well, but I worry about my shoulder…

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