Hummm, Imagine That.....

1993, bump on cheek suddenly becomes extremely sensitive to the touch..ouch!  Dermatologist takes 7mm plug and calls next day to say "you need to be in the hospital now".  Second opinion confirms diagnosis, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.  Rare and malignant.

Within two weeks I had radical excision of my right cheek down to the bone.  No chemo, no radiation, no drug therapy of any kind applies to this type of cancer.  Multiple (I have literally lost count) reconstructive surgeries to try and put my face back together over the years.  The first 3 years were the worst, surgery every 6 to 9 months.  I stopped that after an anesthesiologist was at my bedside in the recovery room to make sure I came out of it alright.  Too much curare administered and I had to be revived on the table. 

hmmmm, imagine that....

livewench livewench
51-55, F
Mar 24, 2009