Those of you who read my blog, “Head Nurse,” will know that this is the six-month anniversary of my being diagnosed with oral cancer. Those of you who don’t read “HN” (and I pity the fools!) know it now.
A quick recap: On September 10, 2010, a routine visit to the dentist turned horrible when my hygienist said, “How long have you had that lump on your palate?” Five days later the pathology report came back, and the oral surgeon I’d seen called me at home on a Friday afternoon after five to tell me: It was malignant. I had something I’d never heard of, called polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA), and I would have to have some fairly major surgery and lose some in-head real estate, then have radiation, to get rid of it.
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