Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Surgery for Bob - Wed., Aug. 3, 2016

Caution: Graphic photo below.

On February 24, 2015, Bob had Mohs surgery on his neck to remove a large basal cell carcinoma (the non-malignant kind). The cancer was deep into his neck and was close to a nerve that could affect the feeling in his face.

Because it was a large wound, he had to have plastic surgery to close it up on March 11, 2015.  
Bob's scar from plastic surgery reconstruction
For months after that surgery, he had pins-and-needles sensation on the lower left side of his face. The scar healed up nicely and you could barely see where he had the surgery.

Fast forward to early 2016. Bob started feeling a hard lump in the exact same place he had his last basal cell carcinoma removed. When he went to his dermatologist in June 2016, they did a biopsy and found the basal cell carcinoma had returned.

Today is the day Bob is going in for outpatient repeat Mohs surgery in the dermatologist's office. The lump that needs to be removed is the size of a quarter. We're hoping this hasn't gone down into the nerve and that they will be able to remove it all.

If the wound is large, he will have to go back in for another plastic surgery reconstruction. We'll keep you posted.


12 comments:

  1. Best wishes to Bob for a successful surgery and speedy recovery!

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    1. Hi Jim & Peri, Bob called me after his surgery this morning. He was waiting for the lab results of the edges of his surgery. When the lab results came back, they found his cancer had wrapped around a muscle deep in his neck. He is waiting for the doctor to consult with him on the next step.

      Oh, he just called me. He's on his way home to take me out to lunch so I guess he's going to let me know what's going on next. We'll keep you posted.

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  2. Are thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    1. Thank you. Bob is finished at the doctor's office and on his way to pick me up for lunch. They found more cancer deeper, wrapped around a muscle. He'll let me know at lunch what's next.

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  3. Prayers for a successful surgery and complete healing for Bob

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  4. Speedy recovery thought sent Bob's way.

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  5. We'll be praying the surgery will not be as extensive and that this will be the end of his problems.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  6. Prayers for successful surgery - with no complications!!

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  7. Hope all goes well with the surgery and the results are positive. Wishing Bob a speedy recovery!!!

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  8. Hopefully the result will be good for Bob.

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  9. I'm praying for good for you and Bob.

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