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I'm trying to stay calm for my biopsy which is happening tomorrow. I noticed a smallish white patch which is slightly raised on the right hand side of my tongue in January and when I saw my consultant for my routine review two weeks ago, he decided that he ought to take a biopsy.
He has said he believes it's nothing to worry about but of course all the old feelings of dread come flooding back. At best, he thinks it could be an infection (fungal, maybe?) at worst some dysplasia (I think that spelling is correct) or abnormal cells which could be easily dealt with. Anyway, if any of you out there could send out some good vibes or say a few prayers tomorrow around 11 am, it would be greatly appreciated.
I've never had a biopsy on my tongue before - the other two tumours were in the jaw and the cheek respectively and on the left hand side. I'm all prepared for a couple of days' discomfort - stocked up on painkillers, soup etc. A friend of mine's just said to get some nice icecream in, so I'm trying to factor in a visit to Sainsbury's to stock up on the Haagen Daz on the way home from the hospital. Has anyone else got any suggestions/tips!
Will be thinking of you and willing everything to be ok. Am getting cramp from keeping everything crossed for everybody but it does seem to do the trick, You will be fine.
sending out those good vibes for you.
I will be thinking of you tomorrow and hoping that all will be fine. Last time I saw my consultant he told me that once you have had mouth cancer they have a very low threshold for biopsies so i might find I was having one when there was nothing wrong just to be on the safe side.
I have had two tongue biopsies in the past. I think how it feels afterwards must depend very much on the skill of the doctor doing it, because the first one hurt a lot more than the second. Ice cream and soup sounds about right to me; I also got into mashed potato as that's easy to eat and nice and filling. I also puréed some prawns in a seafood sauce and ate this with avocado.
Anyway wishing you all the very best for tomorrow and I will send good vibes throughout the morning.
Good luck for tomorrow Sue. I expect your consultant is right but I'll keep my fingers crossed for you anyway. Loads of Haagen Daz sounds like a plan. Hagg.
17 years and still kicking it. Never give up your fight.
Well, the biopsy went well yesterday. It was quite sore during the afternoon but I had plenty of painkillers to take away the pain. It's still sore today but I'm managing to eat soft stuff (carrot soup and soft bread for lunch followed by creme caramel), so I can't complain.
Thanks for all your good wishes. Just got to wait for the result now with fingers and toes firmly crossed - should be Monday or Tuesday of next week.
Hope your tongue feels better soon. I have everything crossed for you. Don't forget to let us know when you hear.
My Dad and I shared a flask of soup followed by chocolate mousse in the hospital car park today - maybe not the greatest setting for a picnic, but I don't care, to be together is enough! I can't claim to know how you're feeling physically, but emotionally my thoughts are with you.
All the very best,
"Trying to be someone else is a waste of the person you are"
From one to another!
How's this one.
If you have been reading the posts, you will know I've had my left bottom jaw removed, neck dissection and the rest.
Five years ago I had a biopsy on the right side of my mouth,my dentist saw a patch,thought it might need further investigation and off I went for a biopsy.
The results came back clear and my mouth on that side is still well and healthy!
Try not to get uptight and worry about the results. Most biopsies turn out to be clear, you have an attentive consultant!
My consultant has said and further investigation has confirmed that what was happenning on the right side, which was nothing, was not related to what happend on the left.
I don't pray, I'm not religious in the normal sense. I am spiritual though. Again if you have read any of my posts, you will have seen that I am studying to be a Complimentary Health Practitioner.
I don't know if you know anything about Reiki but this week have just passed my level two study. If it is agreeable to you and if you would like, I could send some distance healing to you.
It is not praying in the usual sense but the intentions are the same.
Let me know because if it is acceptable and I will send it with my good wishes and love.
Thanks for your post - I would really appreciate it if you could send out some distance healing. A year or so ago, a fried took me to the Sanctuary near Guildford which is a healing centre founded by the famous healer Harry Edwards. (you may have heard of it) I found the session with the healer really good and felt I derived a lot of benefit from it. They also do distance healing. So while I am quite a religious person, I have quite an open mind when it comes to other spiritual matters.
My tongue is actually quite a bit better today and I do feel a bit more positive. Possibly because my 11-year-old daughter is off ill from school today with a bug so I've got to look after her - takes your mind off things.
It sounds like you and I have had similar surgery - I had the most of the left lower jaw removed in July and this was followed by radiotherapy. Unfortunately a second tumour occurred in my cheek about 16 months later which required further major surgery.
Hope things are going well for you - I have read some of your posts and you've obviously had quite a time of it too.
Thanks again - will post again on Tuesday when I get my results.
I hope it went well. I thought my biopsy was one of the scarier parts of the whole adventure--especially when my doctor approached my tongue with that small, very sharp, melon-baller-looking thing (hurt like a son of a pup). But, knowing is better than not knowing, and I have the kind of imagination that can ALWAYS come up with the worse case scenario.
Howdilly doodilly, survivorinos!
Talk about it being scary- there was a medical student watching my second biopsy who had to be escorted out of the room before she fainted!
Still got everything possible crossed for you Sue.
Looks like all the prayers, good wishes etc worked as my biopsy was completely clear! It's just such a relief - I feel so happy after all the waiting.
My consultant said it was probably just trauma of some sort - in fact, it did seem to be getting better in the last couple of days but it should clear up in a couple of weeks - though it's taking its time as by my reckoning it's been there a good 8 weeks - still the experts know best.
Thanks everybody again - it's good to know that there are people out there who understand the experience and who are wishing you well.
Lots of love
Thats is the best news I have heard in a llong time. I am really happy for you Sue. Enjoy every bit of your life and its time to forget this bit and just move on.
With lots of love, xx and hugs,
Live on your beliefs and strength- and you will become immortal.
That's brilliant news Sue. Glad you had a good result and the worrying is over. Hagg.
17 years and still kicking it. Never give up your fight.