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my dad had undergone partial glossectomy last october 2011, and tongue flap(repair) last december 2011,,last month he started to feel on and off pain in her mouth(he described it like a toothache and burning sensaton..his doctor advised him to undergo ct scan and the result is good...is it normal to feel that pain??how long will it take?..he will recieve his biopsy result on april 3, bec we requested to have it..tnx?i need you reply asap
 
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Hi Shane

Has your dad has two flaps, or did the doctors actually wait two months to put it in?

Nerves can do strange things when they're interrupted . I'm 7 years post-op from the same thing your dad had, and even now I get weird sensations in my flap. Usually it's a tingly feeling, but it varies in intensity (sometimes it's as if I touched a 9 volt battery to my tongue). In the earliest days after I got Flappy I felt nothing, but gradually it did come back.

My doctor did a very low-tech test on my flap, and your dad's doctor might want to try it too. He snapped a swab in half and found a spot where I had sensation. With the other half, he poked around at various distances to see where there was no sensation. The nerves have grown in from my native tongue. We were both quite pleased.

I've only had one biopsy since I got Flappy, and that was because my doctor was concerned by the scar tissue along the seams. Everything was fine.

I hope all goes well with your dad.

Julia


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is it normal?
 
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is it normal to feel that pain???
 
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Hi Shane

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you.

Pain, by definition, isn't normal (neither is cancer, frankly), but it is a pretty typical reaction to treatment, and each of us has a different pain threshold. It's really something you and he need to discuss with his doctor.

I had almost no pain post-op apart from the sensation of tongue sutures scraping the bejeezus out of the roof of my mouth.

Please let us know how it goes for him.

Julia


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