Post Surgery: the Journey Continues

“The root of joy is Gratefulness”It’s the end of radiation therapy and what a frustrating and painful cycle. The last month and half has probably been the worst part of this journey thus far.  Every side effect described to me in my initial consultation was experienced throughout this process, it just kept getting worst. I’ve…

 Post Surgery: The Journey Continues

“Life is 10% of what happens to us & 90% of how we react”. Everyday I’m one step closer to getting healthy again and there’s the constant reminder to self that the pain is only temporary. My stick therapy is going great but still very stressful and frustrating. Going outside makes it very painful because…

Post Surgery: The Journey Continues

“I can do all things through christ who strengthens me”. My stick therapy was difficult, frustrating and a bit depressing.  I wasn’t were I needed to be and I was getting scared, scared that my mouth would heal shut and I wouldn’t be able to eat, laugh, smile, speak, yawn, or even sneeze the way…

Post Surgery: The Journey Continues

The MEDs were heavenly, the numbness and sleeping helped me to forget about the pain.  My face still very swollen, I was limited to being inside and consuming all my meals as liquids. Having the support of my best friend, other friends and family was heartwarming and completely necessary. I had to cut off home…

Post Surgery: The Journey Continues

My first of three days in hospital was spent in the ICU.  Even with all the drugs sleeping was uncomfortable and painful as expected.  Apart of removing the cancer involved removing most of the roof of my mouth, along with my upper right maxillary (teeth&gums). My face was like a blowfish, I was stuffy, and…