In December of 2009 I had a tumor removed from my parotid gland and all seemed fine. Unfortunily it has come back and it is malignant.
I just had a PET scan and it has not spread to any other place in my body.
On November 10th,2010 I will have surgery to remove this reroute at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.
My angel, friend, true love of my life, Emily will be with me and she will stay for a few days after the surgery..
I have the best doctors in the world so I expect this to be not that big a setback.
I may have a smile that droops on the right side because this new growth resides right on top of the nerve that controls my smile.. I sure have been smiling a lot lately because Emily is the best thing that has ever come back into my life after 40 something years.
I am going to be fine so don't worry about me.
My dear friend Dr. Florence Barnett is going to try to implant a nerve from my foot into my neck to make this a no brainier, no consequence surgery. Since she is the best neurosurgeon in the Southeast, I know that she will succeed.
I have so many new friends that have come into my life in the last few months, that I am overwhelmed by the love and support that I have now.
After many years of anger, and depression, I am finally at peace with myself. Emily English is nothing short of an angel sent from heaven to make my life worthwhile.
So, don't worry about me.
I love you all.
The luckiest man in the world