Does anyone here have experience with this type of cancer?
I finally got back in the site and was reading through some recent and old posts. I realized I didn’t update what happened with my lip so others could read in case they need help.
After my appointment in London with a small team they confirmed that I would only need surgery and nothing else.
I had my first surgery, yes my first, in august 16. Let me tell you it was not fun. I had 50cm of my coming removed and this was way more painful. The multiple needles filled with Lidocaine injected into my lower lip made me want to punch someone in the face. I had asked just before if I could watch the surgery and they said “no way” and explained why. Once the doctor drew where he was going to cut my face I understood why I couldn’t watch. He proceeded to cut a very large wedge out of my lower lip and face; about the size of a Dorito. He then stitched me up both inside and outside my mouth. I asked what to take for pain and he said just to take Advil or Tylenol. LOL. Half way home from the surgery and my lower jaw was screaming in pain. Fortunately my family doctor is amazing and I was able to call and get something stronger.
Three days later I noticed that it had opened up. I went to a local emergency room and they tried to steri strip it but it didn’t hold. The next day I miraculously got back into London and had my second surgery. This time they gave me extra sutures but had to get even stronger pain meds from my family doctor.
Things are good now and I have minimal scarring so hoping I am done with that for good.