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Good news about the removal of the tumor, but the op sounds horrific and do hope Caroline recovers from that soon.

 

Send her our very best wishes Pete and hope she is back home sooner rather than later - that will help you both :thumbs:

 

Colin & June.

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All the best to you both, the news does sound positive which is great. Wish her a speedy recovery

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It does sound positive, hope Caroline is feeling better soon and is on her way to a speedy recovery.

 

Look after yourself too Pete!

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All the best to Caroline, good that they managed to get the tumour out and it's not in the bone. Expect she's feeling very battered and bruised. Hope over the next few weeks she can rest and recover. Thoughts to you both, Pete.

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Great news that the op went well and my prayers re with you and Caroline on the journey to recovery.

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Just to bring you up to date......Much to my surprise, Caroline was discharged from hospital the day after the operation and has had a reasonable week since then. Of course, the wounds are quite tender and the anti-biotics made her feel a bit yucky and to add to that she's not been able to sleep properly or eat and drink to her usual standard...but yeah, it could have been a lot worse. Earlier today she had her stitches removed and the dressing covering her skin graft was also removed at the same time. Unfortunately because of the way things work around here she had to go to a different hospital so she didn't get to see the surgeon that did the operation but did get to see both a doctor and a different surgeon who said that she was healing up really well.

 

Next stage is the removal of the feed of blood from her forehead to her graft, this'll be early 2017. It will require another operation lasting around an hour but she should be able to come home the same day.

 

Caroline is not willing to have a photograph posted online, very understandable, but for anyone interested here's the operation she's had, no photos but diagrams.

 

http://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/resources/patient-information/dermatology/forehead-flap.pdf

 

Pete

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It's incredible what some of the surgeons are capable of doing. Definitely underpaid especially when compared to useless idiot football players and what some of them get paid.

 

Wishing Caroline all the best in her recovery journey Pete. :thumbs:

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Sounds all positive Pete which is good to hear. I hope you, Caroline and your family can have a less worrisome Christmas period and spend some time actually relaxing. I know that's easier said than done though.

 

Please keep us up to date and take care of yourself too!

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Wishing Caroline a speedy recovery, and all the best over the Christmas period.

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Wishing Caroline a speedy recovery Pete.

 

All the best to you both.

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Another update. Caroline will have a further operation tomorrow, she should have had it last Monday but the NHS failed to inform us :surrender: . Anyway, this operation is to remove the feed of blood from her forehead to her skin graft, there's probably an element of tidying the skin graft up too. Operation should take an hour to an hour and a half so she should be back home by Tea Time :) .

 

Pete

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All the best for tomorrow Pete hope all goes well.

 

 

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Wishing all the best for toady :thumbs:

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The operation has gone well. The blood supply to the graft has been removed and the graft tidied up. There are some new stitches around the top of the nose and around the eyebrows and these will be removed next Tuesday. Caroline will then have a meeting with the surgeon in a couple of weeks time to discuss further treatment (if any) and for him to give his verdict on the success of the graft. Obviously, the graft looks out of place, Caroline describes it as like having a lump of playdoh stuck on her nose but we're assured this is fairly normal at this stage. These grafts can take 12 months to fully blend in so there's still a long way to go before normality returns.

 

Pete

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Still along way to go for her then Pete but it's sounding positive so far. :thumbs:

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Wonderful news and I am so pleased for you and Caroline , I believe I will be a speedy recovery henceforth.

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All the very best forward Pete, and the very best wishes for Caroline to have a healthy speedy recovery :) :) :)

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Good News!! :yahoo:

 

After a series of scans and X-Rays Caroline has been given the all clear. We met up with the surgeon yesterday in Wrexham and he gave us the good news and plenty of information regarding the future. First of all, the cancer was a form of skin cancer called "squamous cell carcinoma" which is a non-melenoma cancer, slow growing and not prone to spreading. The surgeon also recommended that Caroline undergoes 6 weeks of radiotherapy which he described together with the surgery as a belt and braces approach. This will initially cause some discomfort and swelling of the skin graft but will help the healing process once the treatment is finished. He gave us a timeline of 12-18 months before the graft will be fully integrated into her surrounding skin. He also said that depending on the final result of the graft he could do some trimming of the graft but he was very happy with progress so far. Of course, Caroline will need to be monitored for quite some time but overall things couldn't really be more positive :) .

 

Pete

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Amazing news. Every time I see you update this thread I open it and brace myself, just wonderful news.

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