So not a lot of people know I had surgery a couple days ago to remove a cyst in my perotid gland. As you can see from the photo, I had quite the large growth under my left jawline and after a couple CT scans it was determined I had to have it removed. Which was fine with me because I swear my photos lately look like I have a fat face, thanks to my second head!
We went up to Huntsman Cancer where they cut me open from the front of my ear, around the back, and down my hairline to remove a two-inch cyst. (Sorry if the photo grosses you out.) All-in-all it was a 3-hour surgery. They did preliminary pathology on it to reveal it's benign but they're doing additional testing on it to make sure. They also took samples of my gland and my lymphnodes to make sure there isn't any cancer there either. We'll know those results next week.
My doc was awesome. If you want a referral to a good ENT, give me a call!
So, I'm doped up on drugs and sleeping a lot. And other than feeling like I got punched in the ear, I'm feeling okay.
UPDATE: Just so you know, everything came back benign. And Jason has loved being my doctor. Right now he's waiting for me in the other room so he can remove my stitches.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Posted by The Hadleys at 11:09 AM